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and Mrs. Lenges H. Bull
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LENOX, LEE, STOCKBRIDGE, GREAT BAR
RINGTON, HOUSATONIC, SHEFFIELD,
ASHLEY FALLS AND CANAAN
GEO. W. RICHARDSON,
VIEW FROM l_l'RTI
THE MORRIS PHARMACY,
Thomas F. Morris, Ph.G., Proprietor,
Housatonic, Corner Church Street, Lenox, Mass
"Knowledge is power." particularly when it comes to compounding
physicians' prescriptions, and public appreciation of that fact is evidenced
by the magnitude of the prescription trade done by Mr. Thomas F. Morris,
of Lenox. The equipment of the store i- thoroughly up-to-date, the drugs
;.re the best purchasable, and the system employed is so complete that posi-
tively .^thing is left to chance and the possibility of error is practically
elinr^^^L This Morri- pharmacy is al>o a very popular place at which to
obtaH Mifeetionery. toilet articles, sj c k room supplie>, rubber goods,
souve^B^etc. for not only are the goods uniformly superior in quality, but
the prices ar; equally satisiactory and the facilities and management are
such a= to assure prompt, courteous and intelligent service. Mr Morri-
established this pharmacy May i. 1912.
L. E. STICKLES.
General Contractor and Builder, Planing and Wood Working Mill,
Tacoric Avenue, Lenox, Mass.
Mr. L. E. Stickles has a well-earned reputation for itisfactory work
at satisfactory prices, so it is but natural that he should find his services in
active demand. He does a business as a general contractor and builder and is
always ready to promptly furnish estimates on any work in his line and to
figure very closely on contracts, both large and small. Certainly no builder is
better prepared to guarantee satisfaction, as personal attention is given to the
execution of every commission and care is taken to see that every detail of
material and workmanship is fully up to the assigned standard. Jobbing orders
are also promptly attended to. Mr. Stickles has also a planing and woodwork-
ing mill which is well equipped for the turning out of the very best work and
the charges are invariably as low as is consistent with the attainment of satis-
factory results. Mr. Stickles has been a contractor in Lenox since 1905 and
his business increases year by year.
M. M. COOK, Grocer,
Butter, Eggs, Tea and Coffee,
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
The Cook grocery is very highly regarded by housekeepers who have
made fair trial of its service, for they find that the quality of the goods is
unsurpassed, while the prices averr-ge much lower than those quoted at
stores less ably conducted. Mr. M. M. Cook has been proprietor since last
Xovember, and he caters to the best class of family trade. He handles only
high quality goods, including staple and fancy groceries, fresh country eggs,
butter from the leading creameries, end choice lines of teas and coffees, and
if you buy of him you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are getting
the pick of the market. Orders are called for and promptly delivered.
'Phone Cook and get the b-
W. D. AVERY,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc.,
Main Street, Lenox Dale, Mass.
The establishment conducted by Mr. W. D. Avery is an excellent exam-
ple of a thoroughly up-to-date general store, at which opportunity is given
tc select from full lir.es of the best goods which the market affords in al!
standard Grades As the stock is being constantly renewed, it i- sure to be
fresh and attractive in every department, and the prices are as attractive as
the goods, for Mr. Avery is content wih a small margin of profit and enjoys
such favorable relation with wholesalers and jobbers as to be in a position
to buy to the best possible advantage. Here one can obtain dry and fancy
goods, gents' furnishings, boots and shoes groceries, tobacco, tinware,
woodenware, etc. Mr. Avery founded his business on Sept. 1. 1886, and is
considered one of the most progressive and alert of Lenox citizens. He has
been for years the efficient postmaster of Lenox Dale.
THOMAS P. FIELDING,
Contractor and Builder,
Church Street Near Housatonic, Lenox, Mass.
Mr. Thomas P. Fielding, contractor and builder, is well and favorably
known, and has been established in business for several years and is consid-
ered a verv successful carpenter jobber. He has done much woik which has
met with favor by the owner. Mr. Fielding has ihe merited reputation of
making close calculations on all plans submitted to him, and when contracts
are awarded of carrying them out promptly All signs point a brisk year in
building and iobbing operations, and those desirous of obtaining the services
of a reliable jobber should consult with Mr. Fielding. He employs on an
average four or five workmen, and has jobbing contracts ranging in price
from $2,000 to $7,000. a stucco building to be used as a stable by R F. Frixey
costing the latter amount. Mr. Fielding's workshop is on Church Street.
Blacksmith, Carriage and Wagon Repairing and Painting,
Main Street, Lenox Dale, Mass.
Many a horse has been injured by improper shoeing, so it certainly pays
to use discrimination in the placing of orders for such work. A very sure
way to get satisfactory results is to patronize Mr. Joseph Cahalan, of Lenox
Dale, for he is an expert horseshoi-r and employs only competent help. Mr.
Cahalan has had a long experience and has been in business here for 21
years and for himself since 1910. and consequently he knows how to get the
best results in every case. He does a great deal of general blacksmith work
•uch as carriage and wagon repairing, ironing, etc., and as a painter has a
fame extending far beyond the limit- of the town. Mr. Cahalan's prices are
uniformly fair and reasonable and as the best is always the cheapest, it
most emphatically pays to place your orders with him.
VGKEGAT10XAL CEMETERY, Le.NI
Trinity Church. Lenox
Lake at Lenox Station, Lenox, Mass.
JAMES CLIFFORD'S SONS,
Furniture, Hardware, Paints, Paper Hangings, Builders' Supplies,
An old-established business, universally and. very favorably known
throughout this section, is that conducted by Messrs. James (J., William G.
and Albert E. Clifford under the style of James Clifford's Sons. They deal
in hardware, sporting goods, paints, oils and varnishes, wall papers, lumber,
builders' supplies, etc., being prepared to furnish them in quantities to sun
and to fill even the largest order without delay. They are also associated in
business as the Clifford Building Company, of which Mr. A. E. Clifford is
president, Mr. James (J. Clifford vice-president, and Mr. William G. Clifford
secretary and treasurer. A leading specialty is made of mill work. This
concern are classed among the largest contracting firms of Western Massa-
chusetts, and figure on work also in Xew York State and Connecticut. They
are credited with the following: Residences of Hon. Joseph Choate, Mrs.
lasigi, Mr. Anson P. Stokes, Mrs. G. G. Haven, Mrs. Bacon, Mrs. Purden,
Dr. Kinnicitt, Samuel Frothingham, Mrs. Schenck. Dr. Jaques and G. B.
Blake also the Hotel Aspinwall, Town Hall, fire engine house and three
additions to the Curtis House. The Lee Carnegie Library, illustrated in
this booklet, also the Great Barrington Library ar.d the Great Barringtou
Depot are additional monuments to their constructive ability. The business
was established away back in 1878 by the late James Clifford, ancl^^ice the
death of the founder in 1897, has been carried on under the nairww James
Clifford's Sons. As the Clifford Coal Company they deal very extensively in
the best grades of anthracite and bituminous coal, hard and soft wood and
THE GORHAM DRUG STORE,
D. A. Murphy, Ph.G.,
Clifford Building, Main Street, Lenox, Mass.
The Gorham Drug Store affords an excellent example of an up-to-date
pharmacy which in every detail of management is well worthy of the
unstinted confidence and liberal patronage which it receives. The proprietoi
is D. A. Murphy, who spares neither trouble nor expense in his efforts to
provide the best possible service and who makes a leading specialty of the
impounding of physicians' prescriptions. The drugs, chemicals, etc.. are
obtained from the most reliable sources, the assortment is constantly being
renewed, and therefore the freshness and purity of the ingredients used in
'he prescription department are all that could be desired. Being an up-to-
date drug store, of course there is a complete assortment of choice confec-
tions, superior toilet articles, fine cigars, etc., and sufficient assistance is
employed to assure prompt attention to callers. This is the oldest estab-
lished drug store in Lenox, dating back over seventy years, and always
tinder the one name — Gorham. Mr. Murphy has been the proprietor since
the spring of ion. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of
R. A. Stanley, Proprietor,
P. J. Murphy, Mgr.,
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
The attractions of Lenox and vicinity are so many and so
pronounced that they would unquestionably cause very many
to visit here even if the hotel accommodations were not of the
best, but still it remains a fact that a really good hotel will
attract guests most anywhere, and it is doubtless equally true
that the Lenox greatly stimulates travel to this region For
the Lenox, under the ownership of Mr. R. A. Stanley, is a
"popular" hotel in the best sense of the word, ft is very high-
ly thought of by tourists who appreciate really first-class ac-
commodations, for the Lenox has all the modern improvements
and is conducted in such a manner as to offer practically all
the com forts of home with the additional advantages of hotel
life. Such being the case, it is not to lie wondered at that
those who make trial of the Lenox arc very apt to advise
their friends to give it the preference. This house was opened
on July 20th. 1908, and can accommodate 75 guests, and the
dining room can seat 100. The rates are from $2 to $3 per
day, and by the week from $12 to $15 single and $20 to $30
double. Mr. P. J. Murphy is manager.
YE OLDE CURIOSITY,
Leonard C. Peters,
Peters Block, Church St and Morriers Block, Walker St
: interest worth
m Lenox is "A sity" of Mr. L.
C. P ited in tht ock. Church Street, and
Hock, Walker Street. It is stocked with superior
and rare goods, and a vis 3 like visiting an art mu-
seun. stor - worthy of the
- splayed old and rare
from all the land>
ns and novelties in metal. To lovers of old
•.ure there is much I a • in the Colonial bureaus.
ked chairs and curious articles of
I description, besides cabinets, work of the period of
Louis XIV. In connection is a cabinet working and repair
shop, where the finest of work is done. Mr. Peters is also
Kperienced painter and decorator, and a part of the
year he devotes entirely to that work. He has been in husi-
i Lenox since 1875, and no antique lover who comes
to the Berkshire- locate him in Peters Block.
TAMAGNE & FENWICK,
General Blacksmith, Carriage Painting and Trimming, Repairing, Etc.,
Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
Tamagne & Fenwick are called upon 10 execute many important com-
missions as general blacksmiths and carriage repairers, and they have amply
demonstrated their ability to fully meet all honorable competition in both
quality of work and charges made. They have among their patrons many
who employ them constantly, for they arc considered especially proficient
and have gained mors than a local reputation. They have a weli equipped
shoo and have the facilities for doing the best of work, Mr. E. J. Tamagne
being a scientific horseshoer, while Mr. F. B. Fenwick is a practical wagon
and carriage builder and repairer. A special feature is rubber tireing, which
is done expeditiously and in a manner to suit the most particular. They
nave a large storage ware.'iouse, where goods can be stored in separate
apartments and at a remarkably low figure. Tamagne & Fenwick have been
in business in Lenox since IQ09, and it is only fair to say they are placed
among the most progressive firms in the town. The business was founded
in 1800 by Mi. I. W. Fenwick, father of one of the members of the firm.
F. J. Morrier, Proprietor,
Morrier's Block, Walker Street, Lenox, Mass.
"Morrier's Store" is one of the most popular institutions in the Berk-
shire Hills. It occupies spacious and finely equipped premises in Morrier's
Block, Walker Street, contains a very large, varied and complete stock, and
managed as to attract and hold the patronage of people who believe
'i "a square deal to all." '"Honest Goods for Honest Prices." That's What
Mr. F. J. Morrier, the proprietor, promises, and as he "makes good" on
that promise every time it would be strange indeed if his cash store was
not a very popular one. Its stock includes dry goods, boots and shoes, hats
and caps, ladies' and gents' furnishing goods, etc., and is always complete
and strictly up-to-date in every department. This is the agency for the
famous Old Staten Island Dyeing Establishment, and work is done at short
notice as well as in a thoroughly satisfactory manner.
VENTRES & JONES,
(H. W. Jones)
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
The business carried on under the style of Ventres & Jones is large in
extent and complete in scope, as this house have a high reputation as
general electricians and are called upon to execute many important commis-
- in that line as well as almost innumerable smaller ones. They have a
branch establishment at Lee, carried on under the stvle of the Lee Wiring
Company, and are prepared to figure very closely on large or small contracts
to furnish fixtures and lamps of all kinds and to do work under a guarantee
of complete satisfaction. The record of this concern for first-class work
promptly done commends it to all discriminating persons, and the result is
that the big business continues to steadily and rapidly increase. Mr. E. C.
Ventres established the business in Lenox in 1906, and on Jan. I, IQ07, Mr.
H. W. Jones was admitted to partnership. In 1908 they purchased the name
and good will of the Lee Wiring Co. Ventres & Jones employ about six
-. orkmen and keep in stock a full line of gas and electric fixtures.
JOHN J. NOLAN,
Mason and Builder,
East Street, Lenox, Mass.
Among those who are taking a prominent part in the steady ar.d rapid
development of Lenox and towns nearby i~ Mr. John J. Nolan, of East
Street. Mr. Nolan carries on an extensive business as a mason contractor
and has built up a reputation for accuracy, skill and promptitude in the
execution of commissions. It naturally Follows he is given opportunity to
1 gure upon many important contracts and is enabled successfully to carry
c ut any work which he undertakes. To-day his operations extend to Lee
and Stockbridge. and this summer he has been engaged on extensive alterations
to the residence of M'ss Butler of the latter town. Besides building, Mr.
Nolan make- a specialty of additions and alterat : onS, and is an expert in
concrete work. He will figure on any job within a fair distance of Lenox,
and having the required assistants, is able to tinish a job when promised
Mr. Nolan har, been in business for himself since 1905.
Laurel Lake, Lenox.
Miniature Pond at Erskine Park. Mrs. Geo. Westinghouse. Lenox.
ROGERS ELECTRIC CO.,
Contractors, Engineers, Electricians,
Main Street, Lenox, Mass.
One of the best equipped concerns of the kind in New England is the
Rogers Electric Company, electrical contractors, engineers and general
electricians. They are builders of underground cable lines, manufacturers
of and dealers in electrical apparatus and supplies, and do electrical work
of all kinds, including repairing of every description. The Rogers Electric
Company handle the famous "Thor" Wonder-Working Electric Laundry for
the home. It is, indeed, "Wonder-Working," for it banishes all the evils
of home laundering, and is by far the most efficient apparatus of the kind
on the market. The company have establishments on Main Street, Lenox,
and Church Street, Stockbridge, and are in a position to fill orders promptly
and to figure very closely on electrical contracts, large or small. For four-
teen years previous to establishment Mr. Rogers was superintendent of the
Berkshire Electric Co.'s Lenox branch, and for seven years previous to that
was with the Seth W. Fuller Electric Co., of Boston. It was through Mr.
Rogers' efforts that the present efficient telephone exchange was established in
Lenox, and was managed by him for seven years. This concern are now
building the transmission line from the Glendale plant of the Monument Mills
Co. to supply Stockbridge, Lee, Lenox and the George Westinghouse place with
current for power and light. The line is ten miles long, i; a three wire sys-
tem and 11,000 volts, and is now (September ist) about finished. Mr. Joseph
Franz, the engineer of the Rogers Electric Co., has charge of the work. About
40 men were employed. In Stockbridge Horace Terrill looks after the inter-
ests of the concern.
Mason and Contractor,
Hubbard Street, Lenox, Mass.
Prominent among the most favorably known masons and contractors
in the section covered by this booklet is Mr. Charles Kilmer, of Lenox, who
has been in business here since 1896. He is always in a position to give
prompt and painstaking attention to orders for any work in his line. In all
the work in which Mr. Kilmer has been engaged he has given close adher-
ence to specifications and has built up an enviable reputation for skill and
reliability and the possession of .such facilities as to enable him to attain the
best possible results at the least possible expense. Mr. Kilmer is a mason
contractor in the full sense of the term, and not only builds a house in it-
entirety, but also is an expert on foundations and walls. He makes a
specialty of tiling and fireplaces, and has done much of this high class work
in Pittsfield, Stockbridge and other centers. Mr. Kilmer is obtaining his
full quota of work and his many patrons speak of him in the highest terms.
For five years he has been president of the Berkshire Club.
T. E. MAHANNA,
Fish, Fruit and Vegetables, Fresh Fish Daily, Lobsters Direct from Maine,
Oysters, Clams, Salt Fish, Hard and Soft Shell Crabs, Mushrooms
and Hot House Grapes a Specialty,
Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
Lovers of sea food in Lenox arc to be congratulated upon the fact that
located among them is one of the best and most reliable fish markets in
this section, and unsurpassed for efficiency of service and moderate prices.
We refer to the Lencx Market, Mr. T. E. Mahanna, proprietor, for here
fresh, cured and smoked fish of various kinds are handled. Lobsters, clams
and oysters are also kept in season and when desired are prepared in all
ways and styles. Mr. Mahanna also receives from the farmers daily the
freshest of -vegetables, while fruits, foreign and domestic, can always be
obtained. The delivery system is prompt and accurate. Mr. Mahanna
founded the Lenox Market in 1899, and during several months of the year
it is a verv busv mart of trade.
Plumber y Steam
and Gas Fitter
THOMAS RKWOOD CO.
415 Lexington Avenue, New York
Residence of Allen Winden, Lenox.
CONSTANT G. DELOYE,
General Contractor and Builder, and
Manufacturer of Deloye's Self-
Acting Gate. Repairing of
All Kinds, also Building
Residence and Shop Taconic Avenue,
The high degree of success obtained by Mr. Constant G. Deloye, the
B« eral tractor and builder of Lencx, is largely due to the
he gives close personal attention to the execution of every commis-
rhere re so many things to be considered in the successful carrying
• a business like this that it demands a combination of experience, skill
and increasing enc at the very favorable showing made by him
affords the best possible proof of his possession of these qualities. He is a
general contractor who is obtaining- much of the best work and has erected
many of the f,nest resiuences and cottages which are considered ornamental
to Lenox. Building, moving and jobbing are given particular attention,
rnd estimates and plans are furnished on application. Mr. Deloye has been
a builder here since 1890, and with his efficient corps of experienced work-
men is able to take a contract whether large or small. Deloye's self-acting
gates are used for outside of the confines of Lenox and have proven ?
success bv all who have used them. He has a well equipped planing mill
with all the latest machinery on Taconic Avenue.
OCTOBER SPRING WATER.
Robert S. Tillotson, Proprietor,
The purest and most healthful
water obtainable in Western Massa-
chusett? is beyond question the
famous October Spring Water, sold
and delivered in thoroughly clean
sterilized bottles by Mr. Robert S.
Tillotson, of Lenox. The celebrated
water is obtained from October
Mountain in the Berkshire^, where no contamination is possible, and the
- is proven by scientific test to be a pure, odorless, colorless and
slightly alkaline spring water. As a cleanser of the entire system it not
only prevents disease, but cures many, and in brief is Nature's remedy.
October Spring Water has been analyzed by a state chemist and he says:
"This is a very pure water. Free from all contamination whatever. It is
I would consider it an ideal water for human consumption."
This water is on sale and will be delivered at any address, five gallons for
S. W. TILLOTSON,
Livery, Boarding and Sales Stables,
Corner Main and Franklin Streets, Lenox, Mass.
Such of our readers as have had any experience in the placing of orders
at livery stables need not be told that there is a vast amount of difference
in the manner in which they are filled. Some proprietors seem to think that
anything is good enough for livery use. while others provide horses and
vehicles which would be a credit to a first-class private stable. The latter
is the course pursued by Mr. S. W. Tillotson, so if you want a stylish
turnout— one that can easily hold its own in any company — you cannot
iv do better than make* use of the facilities he offers. Horses are also
boarded and reliable attendants attend to the wants of man's best friend.
Mr. Tillotson's stable is also the center for the sale, exchange and purchase
of horses. During the summer months he keeps and boards from forty to
sixty horses. His son, Robert S. Tillotson, is associated with him as exten-
sive dealers in hay, straw, oats and mill feed. The senior member has been
in business here since 1872. and is one of the oldest established of the busi-
men of Lenox. He is also a member of the firm of S. W. & S. O.
Tillotson 01 the Lenox Coal Co., Lenox Dale.
Green Hill, Residence H. A. Bf.i.den. Lenox.
OSCAR R HUTCHINSON,
Proprietor Morse Garage,
Renting, Repairing, Storing and Sundries, Excelsior Motorcycles, Gasolene
and Electric Automobiles, Machine Shop, Electric Charging,
Official Automobile Blue Book Station,
Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
The Morse Garage, Mr. O. R. Hutchinson, proprietor, is well deserving
of the high e-teem in which it is held by the motoring public. The service
is maintained at a uniformly high standard of efficiency, Mr. Hutchinson
making it a practice of giving personal attention to the storage and care of
cars, the furnishing of supplies, etc. The garage is conveniently located
on Church Street, is well arranged and equipped and the facilities and man-
agement are such as to please those who appreciate the fact that it is as
important to have a car properly cared for when it is not in active service
as when it is on the road. Cars are overhauled and cleaned in a thorough
manner, and Mr. Hutchinson has a machine shop where as good work is
lone as in any garage in Western Massachusetts. He is agent for several
of the leading electric pleasure vehicles and also gasolene touring cars,
making a leader of the Velie touring and commeicial cars. Touring cars
can be rente! by the hour, day or week. Morse Garage is the official auto
blue book and red book station. Morse's Garage was established in 1896.
and it has been under Mr. Hutchinson's proprietorship since Anril, 1008, and
: t has a capacity of >o cars.
ALFRED L. PETERS,
Painter and Decorator,
Shop Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
Largely operating and having a merited reputation for reliability and
the execution of the highest class work is Mr. Alfred L. Peters, of Lenox.
Mr. Peters became established in business here in 1008, and has been very
successful. Work is done in the most modern, prompt and satisfactory
manner with charges reasonable. Estimates are furnished and closely calcu-
lated figures given on all work. The residences, stores and hotels decorated
by Mr. Peters meet with the approval of the owners, as he personally super-
all work. He had many years previous experience, and to his credit
in Lenox is placed many of the best painted houses and blocks. Mr. Peters
< nly employs painters who have a thorough knowledge of the trade, so
consequently his business has grown year by year, and 1912 bids fair to be
the banner one. He Ins 'oh< ,ie connection. He does about all the local sign
work and makes a specialty of interior work. Mr. Peters is an Englishman
by birth, and was thoroughly versed in his vocation before coming to the
Mason and Builder, Mason Material,
Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Mass.
Such of our readers as are in a position to judge from personal experi-
ence will readily agree with us that poor mason work is really dear at any
price, so it naturally follows that the main thing to be considered in the
placing of an order is the reliability of the party who may be chosen. Many
have found that a very sure way to get mason work done as it should be is
to make use of the facilities ofTere ■'. by Mr. Tames Beglin, whose office and
resilience is on Pittsfield Road. Mr. Beglin is possessed of both experience
and skill, he is careful in the selection of help, closely discriminating in his
choice of material, and he gives personal supervision in the filling of orders.
Xo mason is better prepared to meet all honorable competition in price, and
naturally he has built many of the best residences and blocks in this pirt
of the Berkshires. Mr. Beglin has been in bn-iness ~jnce 1002, and it might
be added he keeps in stuck a full supply of mason's materials.
Wm. P. O'Brien, Proprietor,
Lenox Dale, Mass.
The Eldorado Inn is open all the year round, which mean- that it 1- so
constructed, equipped and furnished as to be thoroughly comfortable, no
matter what the weather may be. And doubtless that is one reason why the
Lldorado is given the preference by so many visitors t" this section, for it
must be confessed that the average "Summer Hotel" is apt to be a some-
what disagreeable place to I've in during a spell of unseasonable weather.
The Eldorado is up-to-date in everv particular. There is a well-appointed
garage connected with the house, and this inn is a prime favorite with the
motoring public, as their wants are well provided for and the proprietor.
Mr. Wiiliam P. O'Brien, has the happy faculty of making his guests feel at
home. He has conducted this hostelry since 1909 and the hotel dates back
fully fifty years. In connection there i- a first-class cafe and high grade
foreign and domestic wires, liquors and cigars are sold.
R. S. McDERMOTT,
Fruit and Vegetables, Cigars and Tobacco,
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
Many families place all their orders for fruit and vegetables with Mr.
R. S. McDermott, of Housatonic Street, as they have found that he makes
3 specialty oi catering to family trade and also makes it a rule to handle
the best goods the market affords. The stock is constantly being renewed
and so is sure to be fresh and attractive in every department, while the
prices are as low as can be named on goods of equal merit. Cigars and
confectionery are important features of the business. The delivery system
is maintained at a high standard of efficiency and customers have iearned
that orders given by telephone are Tilled as carefully and satisfactorily as
if the customer had visited the store in person, while the stock is kept so
complete that all taste;; can be suited from it. Mr. McDermott founded this
Lenox necessity in November, 1911, and his trade has grown month by month.
J. & J. LAVALETTE,
Sanitary Plumbing, Steam and Hot-water Fitting,
Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
It is now very generally understood that inferior plumbing work is
dear at any price, so it is but natural that quality should be considered first
when it comes to the placing of orders. Certainly the firm of J. & J.
Lavalette is well satisfied to have it so, for they are practical, experienced
and skilled plumbers, who do work equal to the best and are in a position
to thoroughly satisfy their customers. Employment is given to several
assistants, but the firm give personal attention to the filling of every order,
and are therefore prepared to undertake work under a guarantee of satisfac-
tion. Repairing is promptly attended to, it being an important department
of the business. A full line of stoves, ranges, etc., is kept on sale. The
members of the firm are Joseph and John Lavalette, the former having
worked with the late Richard O'Brien for several years. The business dates
back many years, but under the present proprietorship since May 1st shortly
after the death of Mr. O'Brien.
H. Becker, Proprietor,
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
A distinctive feature of the well-conducted Lenox bakery of Mr. H.
Becker is that of home cooking, and this is so decidedly appreciated by
particular people who patronize it exclusively. Pure food supplies only are
used and cleanliness carefully attended to, even to the minutest particular.
The best of bread, known as Krc-am Krust Bread, fine pastry and unexcelled
cake are leading features and these are baked daily. Experienced assistants
are employed and the service ic unsurpassed. Calling the Lenox Bakery on the
'phone will result in the orders being promptly filled. During the summer and
fall months Mr. Becker is kept exceptionally busy, and his bakery is very popu-
lar, especially with those who know what good cooking is. He purchased the
business last November from Mr. J. J. McDermott. He had ten years' previous
experience, coming here from Huntington. Mr. Becker also does catering
Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
Classed as a leader among similar concerns is the establishment of Mr.
James Fantini, Church Street, Lenox. As a ladies' tailor Mr. Fantini is
distinctly first-class, most of the first people who come to fashionable
villages of the Berkshires patronizing him exclusively. Garments are fash-
ioned correctly as to style, are thorough in workmanship and perfect in
fitting qualities. He keeps in stock and has as samples a select line of
domestic and foreign goods, embracing for the ladies all the stylish patterns
worn in Paris and London. Mr. Fantini is prompt in the execution of all
orders and his house is distinctly a ladies' emporium. He has been engaged
in business in Lenox since 1905, and has a similar establishment in the
Queen City of Hamilton, Bermuda.
Housatonic Street near Church Street, Lenox, Mass.
Spacious in area and metropolitan in every feature and unsurpassed in
service, the well-known livery stables of Mr. Michael Prout stand unriv-
alled. The stables date back many years and have been under Mr. Prout's
proprietorship since 1894, and they have kept pace in equipment an' 1 service
with the growth of the town. Prout's livery stables have even
convenience and facility for the proper care of horses and vehicl-
natural, Mr. Prout depends a great deal on the tourist travel, a
name is a household one with about all who come to old Lenox, 1
c''ge for several months of the year is both extensive and select,
one can always get any kind of a hitch and a single or doubb
be at your door by calling him on the 'phone. This stable will aci ite
J. E. QUINN,
Church Street near Tillotscn Stables, Lenox, Mass.
Miking a specialtv of practical horseshoeing and largely engaged a! o
in general blacksmithing is Mr. James E. Quinn with modernly equipped
shop on Church Street. Mr. Quinn became established May, 1910, and
during his many years of activity he has shod the horses of man;, of the
leaders of Lenox's Summer colony, always meeting with the owner's entire
approval. He does no cheap work and a horse must be shod right before it
leaves Mr. Quinn's shop. General blacksmithing also receives prompt
attention. \ strong -testimonial to Mr. Quinn's ability as a horseshoer may
be found in the fact that with him once a patron, always a patron, and
t() (i.'IV l.e is d()!l. > ,,-(,rk- Fnr m-mv nrhrt h<lvd rturnlnrlv i\4fri-.ni7af1 lii m fr.^rM
South Side Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass.
\ well established enterprise which is very generally and favorably
known in Lenox and vicinity is that conducted by Mr. James Doherty. Mr.
Doherty is a merchant tailor of long and varied experience in catering to
the wants of fastidious trade and his patrons are assured most excellent
value in return for every dollar expended, as he knows where and how to
buy material- to the best advantage. His assortment of foreign and
domestic fabrics always includes the very latest accepted novelties, and he
i- very successful in attaining that perfection of fit which marks the high-
class, custom made garment. The facilities are ample and prompt service
sured. Mr. Doherty learned his trade in Ireland, where one learns it
good and well, and after an apprenticeship of four years and two years in
business, he went to Manchester, England, remaining there for three years,
and coming from the great cotton city to Pittsfield in May, 1899. Seeing
an opening in Newport, N. H.. be embraced it, where he conducted an
up-to-date establishment until coming to Lenox in April, 1906. Mr. Doherty
look a course in the John J. Mitchell Co. Cutting School of New York,
graduating in September, 1901. He takes a deep interest in military matters,
and in 190^ was appointed corporal of Co. M, Newport, N. H., National
Guard, by Col. Edmund Tetley, commanding the regiment. Mr. Doherty
met with good success here, and in tlu- summer employs four workmen.
WM. B. BULL,
Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Work and Stoves, Ranges, Etc.,
Bull Building, Main Street, Lenox, Mass.
The requirement^ of all modern and first-class building operations now
include perfect sanitary plumbing and scientific drainage and ventilation. A
pr.imber who keeps fuliy abreast of the times and employs 1912 methods is
Mr. William B. Bull, of Lenox. In addition to plumbing, steam, hot water
and furnace heating and sheet metal work are leading features. He employs
help according to the demands of the times, and personally sti] ervises ali
work. Since becoming established in April, 1880, Mr. Bull has been very-
successful, and obtains a large share of the very best work. He is agent for
"leading makes of stoves and ranges, al-o for Akron sewer pipe, drain tile,
etc. Mr. Bull does repair work promptly and reasonably. Those intending
to install heating systems would do well to call oh Mr. Bull at his workshop
on Main Street, or a 'phone message will have him call on you. The store
is replete with kitchen utensils, stoves, ranges and plumbers' supplies. Two
sons of the proprietor are actively connected with the business, Wm. L. Bull
as manager and Walter E. Bull as bookkeeper. Mr. Wm. B. Bull is the
veteran plumber of Lenox. In a disastrous fire in 1909 he was burned out
and, though the loss was heavy, he was not disheartened. The present
structure is one of the most unique and at the same time handsomest
of any business block in Lenox. It was designed by Mr. Bull with the aid
of Mr. Clifford, and is of no stated style or architecture, but would be
noticed at once for its originality. The doors of the building are cut flush,
the glass comes clear to the iloor. while the glass in the two tenements above
W. V. Sporer, Proprietor,
Kigh-Grade Automobiles and Accessories, Dealers in Second-hand
Sunset Avenue near Main, Lenox, Mass.
Lenox Garage, W. V. Sporer, Proprietor.
The Lenox Garage has been established since 190S and is under the
efficient proprietorship of Mr. W. V. Sporer. Particular attention is given
to automobile repairing, there being positive assurance of expert workman-
ship in every department and the facilities and management are such as to
assure prompt and painstaking attention being given to every order. This
fireproof garage has a capacity of 35 cars and besides having everything
for the automobile, all standar 1 goods are offered F< r sale at prices con-
sistent with their quality. Mr. Sporer can -ell any of the well-known makes
of cars ; and has been very fortunate in disposing of many second-hand
automobiles to expert judges in car values. The Lenox Garage is
open day and night, and Mr. Sporer has among his patrons many of the
most exclusive tourists who come to the Berkshire's Many credit him with
Ij having the cleanest garage in the I'.erkshires. lie is a great dog lover ana
[^ fancier and is the owner of "Trixie Noble." a female setter. Trixic is the
mother of "Queenie Noble," who carried off first prize in the Junior Class at
Madison Square Garden in February. Mr. Sporer has sold supplies all over
Jrookhukst/' Residence 01 Newbold Morris, Esq., Lenox,
HARRY S. LAY,
Painter, Decorator and Paper Hanger,
Residence, 164 W. Park Street,
Shop, Main, Foot of Franklin Street, Lee, Mass.
The numerous residences and hotels of this
section of the Berkshires call for a great deal
of high grade paper hanging, decorating and
painting, and among the best known and largest
patronized engaged in this work is Mr. Harry
S. Lay, of Lee. Special features are fine inte-
rior work in first-class decorating and wall pa-
pering. All work is guaranteed to prove satis-
factory and to be executed in the most modern
manner. During Mr. Lay's extensive service
since November, igo6, he has also painted many
fine residences notable for artistic appointments.
He employs a staff of experienced workmen and
is prompt in the execution of orders. A postal
or better a call on the 'phone with the request
for Mr. Lay's services will be attended to
promptly. His office and shop are on Main, foot
of Franklin Street. For twenty-five years Mr.
Lay was in New York, doing work for two
firms. His store is well stocked with foreign
and domestic wall papers, oils, etc., and he makes
a specialty of Rogers paints.
Franklin Street, Lee.
JOHN W. FERRY,
Ticket Agency, General Merchandise,
Center Street, Lee, Mass.
By fair dealings, promptness and judicious advertising the name of
Ferry has become a household one in the Berkshires, for at his agency one
can purchase r. ticket for any nook or corner of this planet. Tickets are sold
via all the great steamship lines, such as the Cunard, White Star, American,
Allan, Anchor Line, and the French and German lines; drafts, checks and
money orders are issued to all parts of the world and 'foreign money is
bought, sold and exchanged This agency is reliable, and it is not only a
convenience, but a necessity, to many born in foreign lands. Mr. Ferry is
also the proprietor of a general store, and the list of general merchandise he
carries includes screen doors, windows, wall papers, groceries, flour, feed,
grain, fruit, dry goods and boots and shoes. Mr. Ferry has been catering to
the people of Lee since May, 1905, and of late his business has greatly
LAUREL LAKE HOUSE,
George Boardman, Proprietor,
Laurel Lake, Lee, Mass.
It u^ed to be universally agreed that commercial men were the best judges
of hotels, but nowadays it is conceded that automobilists and tourists are equally
well qualified to render expert and impartial judgment. By many the Laurel
Lake House is known as "auto headquarters," and it is therefore well worthy
of consideration by all. This is a new and attractive hotel, and everything is
provided for the comfort and convenience of patrons, with accommodations for.
thirty guests. The Laurel Lake House appeals very favorably to lovers of good
cooking and good living in general; suppers are served to parties, and there is
a dance hall in connection. This hotel is modernly equipped and has all the
latest improvements, such as hot and cold water, steam heat, electric lights, etc.
Lt is situated between Lenox and Lee, on the State road, and overlooks the
beautiful and enchanting Laurel Lake. There is a garage in connection. Mr.
George Boardman founded the Laurel Lake House in 1899 and has made it a
great favorite in the Berkshires. Mr. Boardman is the wholesale distributor
for much of the ice used in Lee and Lenox, obtaining the product from Laurel
MRS. ANNIE M. COVEY,
Water Street, Lee, Mass.
Lee's well-known artisic photographer, Mrs. Annie M. Covey, has been
established here since 1880 and is considered one of the leaders in this
part of the Berkshires. The studio is equipped with all improved features
and every facility for rapid and perfect production in high grade photog-
raphy. Photography in all its branches is executed in the most artistic and
satisfactory manner, special features being sepia work, children's work,
K u? UP r J P °- rtraitUre ' and P arl0rama work, the latter, for instance, for the Berk-
shire Railway Co. Those who have had work done by Mrs. Covey speak of
her in the highest terms and claim her photographs are superior to much
of the 'auded work done by artists of the large cities
Lower End of Main Street, Lee.
EDWARD X. MOUGIN,
Contractor and Builder,
Bradley Street, Lee, Mass.
Among those who are taking an important part in the upbuilding of Lee
is Mr. E. X. Mougin, contractor and builder. He has been called upon -:o
execute many important contracts since becoming established in 1907, and his
record is such as to make it easy to understand why he is given the ,.,
ence in many cases. Mr. Mougin will be pleased to furnish estimates and to
figure very closely on contracts both large and small. He has a well-ear.ied
reputation for abiding by the spirit as well as the letter of a contract, and that
means a great deal, for it affords assurance that the material used and the
work done will be as it should be. Besides doing much building, Mr Mougin
makes a specialty of general jobbing. He is particular in the selection of his
help, and work entrusted to him is sure to be done as it should be Mr
Mougin resides on Bradley Street and can be reached by, 'phone. His activities
are not confined to Lee, for he has erected many handsome residences in Pitts-
held Lenox and Lenox Dale. Mr. Mougin built on Fuller Street, Lee two
residences for Wm. Dillon and one for Mrs. Nelson .Martin; on Prospect Street
for Mrs J A. Wade, Albert Judd, and a brick house for Henry Lana Last
year he built seven in all and this year has finished one for Robert Muffett on
Bradley Street, Richard Toole at Lenox Dale, and a handsome cottage for
Wm. Manion near the Lee Laundry.
W. H. BALDWIN & SON,
Lumber, Sash. Doors, Blinds, Etc.,
Center Street, Lee, Mass.
The extent and the rapidity of the building operations carried
on along the Housatonic Valley affords the best possible proof of
the prosperity of this section, and is aided in no small degree 1 >y
the ability of the f.rm of W. 11. Baldwin & Son to quote positively
bottom prices on materials of standard excellence. This concern
are manufacturers of and dealers in lumber, sash, doors, blinds
and glass and are in a position to fill even the largest orders at
short notice, They have a thoroughly equipped planing mill on
Center Street and turn out work which compares with the best
anywhere — in fact, the excellence of the production causing their
work to be in demand for a radius of many miles. Contractors
find there is no better place to buy and they have the facilities to
lill orders of any magnitude without delay. This yard dates back
i" 1^40. when the late George W. Bradley, father of the wife of
ex-Secretary Ballinger, of the Department of the Interior, began
lumber operations in Lee. The late W. H. Baldwin came to Let-
in i860, from Connecticut and formed a partnership under the linn
name of Ball & Baldwin, which continued to 1896, when, on the
death of Mr. Bali, Mr. Win. C. Baldwin became associated with
his father, the firm name being changed to \Y. 11. Baldwin & Son.
Since the death of the senior member on March 14, 1910, the busi-
ness has been continued under the same firm name.
Com Lin'ks, Lee, Mass.
Looking North from Ferx Cuff.
Painter, Decorator and Paper Hanger. Wall Paper of Latest
Pattern, Store, West Centre Street; Residence,
Orchard Street, Lee, Mass.
A successful contracting painter of Lee is Mr. Edward White.
He learned his trade thoroughly, had seven years' experience, and
last spring decided to start in business for himself. During the
last few months Mr. White has painted, both exterior and interior,
many fine residences which are a credit to himself and the owners.
Artistic and modern decorating, representative of the master paint-
er's highest attainment in interior work, is a prominent feature.
Mr. White also does much wall papering, and in this he is consid-
ered extra neat and prompt. He personally oversees all work, facts
that go far to explain the prestige he holds in Lee and vicinity,
and marking it possible for him to guarantee satisfactory results
Mr. White has several experienced workmen in his employ. A
postal card is all that is necessary to have him call and figure on
a job. Among the houses painted by Mr. White during the first
three months he was in business are the following: Mrs. Martin's
residence on Maple Street and her cottage on Fuller Street ; John
Cormick, the druggist, and the new house for Wm. Manion The
American Writing Paper Co. also had him paint one of their cot-
tages at South Lee. Interior work has been his specialty.
Contractor and Builder and Manufacturer of Concrete Blocks
and Bricks, S. Prospect Street, Lee, Mass.
Numbered among the most efficient concrete block manufac-
turers of the Berkshires is Mr. Charles Vaninetti, of Lee. During
his three years of establishment Mr. Vaninetti has been noted for
the successful carrying out of all contracts made He certainly
manufactures a superior concrete block, and though a few carpen-
ter-contractors denounce the use of cements, there is no doubt of
their superiority to wood or brick. Mr. Vaninetti recognizes that
this is the concrete age and is certainly doing his part in displac-
ing other building material, for his product is more lasting, eco-
nomical and beautiful. The Vaninetti block is famed and the foun-
dations and also houses erected are noticeable to our summer tour-
ists. Those intending to build should consult him, for he will
convince you that the idea of Edison is an accomplished fact. Mr.
Vaninetti has the latest equipment and an up-to-date plant, and as
a side line manufactures garden furniture. He had the contract
for the new Phelan Block on Main Street, the concrete blocks be-
ing admired bj» „il who have seen them. The residence for Mr.
George F. Becker, of Washington, and the engine house are sam-
ples of his -work. Vaninetti's cement brick for mantels and tiles
are in a class by themselves. He can do concrete work of all
kinds, and without doubt his sphere of operations will be greatly
extended in the near future.
Cape Street, East Lee,
BYRON L. DeVARENNES,
Cape Street, East Lee, Mass.
The store conducted by Mr. Byron L. DeVareimes is one of the most
widely and favorably known of its kind in the section covered by this booklet,
for the business was founded in April, 1809. and it has been so managed as
to have fairly earned and completely gained the complete confidence of this
community. Mr. DeVareimes deals in fancy and staple groceries, drj goods,
men's light furnishings, confectionery, cigars, tobacco, etc., and attracts and
retains the most keenly discriminating patronage among the residents of Fee
and East Lee by the simple but by no means easy process of handling reliable
ds only and fully meeting all honorable competition in price. In fact, the
store is replete with everything one would expect to find in a town of much
r size, it is kept scrupulously clean and the clerks are courteous and in-
telligent. Mr. DeVareimes is one of Lee's most prominent citizens and for
years has been the efficient postmaster of East Lee.
The Lee Library. Marble Furnished by the Lee Marble Co.
Z. HARDING & SON,
Contractors and Builders,
Cliffwood, Lee, Mass.
The cost of a new house is reduced to the lowest figure and the work
is sure to be dene in a thoroughly satisfactory manner if the contract is
placed with a firm of experienced and reliable builders. Experience has
proved that work done by Z. Harding & Son of Lee is sure to be done
promptly and well, and also that they are prepared to figure as closely on
contracts as is consistent with close and faithful following of plans and
specifications. Estimates will be given and those who contemplate building-
would do well to consult with Z. Harding & Son. Employment is given to
experienced workmen and the details of the work are carried out directly
under their own supervision. Mr. Z. Harding has been a contractor and
builder in Lee for 40 years and in 1895 admitted to partnership his son, Mr.
Frank R. Harding, and they are credited with a large amount of the building
in this section. Their type of construction may be seen in the handsome
residences of Wm. Benton, Wellington Smith, Jr., and A. B. Clark, also the
new central fire station here, and the fire station at South Lee. The firm
do much general jobbing and employ from five to twenty-five workmen.
BERKSHIRE HILLS NURSERIES,
Fred. H. Phelps, Proprietor,
15 Housatonic Street, Lee, Mass.
The Berkshire Hills Nurseries, Fred. H. Phelps, proprietor, are not only
very largely known, but are acknowledged to be representative of the very
latest ideas in their field of action and comprise some twelve acres on Pleasant
Street, the products including shade trees, a complete assortment of flowering
shrubs, fruit trees in many varieties, vines, roses and evergreens, also peren-
nials much sought after by the best people who come to these famous hills.
The Berkshire Nurseries are acknowledged leaders in the western part of the
State, and one intending to plant should of necessity inspect them or write
Mr. Phelps for prices. He is considered an expert in his especial line, and also
being a landscape gardener, combines both interests which have proven very
beneficial to parties desiring his services. The trees, shrubs and plants grown
by Mr. Phelps cannot be excelled, and he will be pleased to give gratuitously
any advice when selecting or planting. The Berkshire Nurseries are on the
trolley between Lee and Stockbridge, one mile distant from the former town,
and were established in 1895.
Henry A. Albee, Proprietor,
186 East Center Street, Lee, Mass.
The Lee Laundry is a thoroughly representative establishment of its
kind and is well deserving of the select trade it enjoys. It is carried on
under the personal supervision of the proprietor, Mr. Henry A. Albee, who
is practical and gives close attention to its affairs and spares neither trouble
nor expense to maintain the service at the highest possible standard of
efficiency. Established many years ago and under Mr. Albee's proprietor-
ship for twenty years, it is liberally patronized and numbers among its
patrons many of our residents and the most discriminating of the summer
colony, and does such strictly high class work as to attract and retain the
patronage of those who would not think of patronizing the average
laundry. Work is called for and delivered in the Lees, Stockbridge and
Lenox, and the system of marking is such that an error seldom occurs. Mr.
Albee certainly conducts one of the leading concerns of its kind in the
LEE MARBLE WORKS,
William H. Gross, Proprietor,
Marble Street, Lee, Mass.
Exceptional opportunities are given the patrons of the Lee
Marble Works, for this concern mine an immense lot of marble,
which it deals in, both retail and wholesale. The Lee Marble
Works were founded in 1852 and the facilities for obtaining their
product is unsurpassed anywhere in this section. The marble com-
pares favorably with the best from any quarry. The plant is mod-
ern in every respect, ski-lied and able workmen are employed, and
only the latest tools and machinery are used. The marble is shipped
all over the country and includes sawed marble, sills, lintels, tile
treads, base saddles, mosaic tubes, platforms, marble dust, etc.
There is no slack time here, no idle moments, for Mr. W. H. Gross,
the proprietor, has all he can do to keep up with the orders. This
marble has a reputation not confined to this country, and for its
special use has no superior on this continent. Lee marble was used
in the following buildings: Clearing House, New York; Court
House, Baltimore; State House Annex, Boston; Commonwealth
Trust Co., Boston ; Warren Chambers, Boston ; wings of Capitol,
Washington; Drexel Building, Fidelity Insurance Co., Penn Mu-
tual Insurance Building and public buildings, all of Philadelphia ;
Carnegie Library, Lee, illustrated on this page, and the Lee
High School Building. A visit to the quarries is a sight "A man
sees but once in all his time."
THOMAS G. SABIN, D. V. S.,
'■— -- School Street, Lee, Mass.
Dr. Thomas G. Sabin attended Toronto Veterinary College and
was graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College and began the
practice of his profession in Lee in 1886. He has built up a high and extended
reputation as a veterinary surgeon and it is a notable fact that many of the
owners of the most valuable horses in this section make it a point to secure his
services whenever veterinary skill is required. His practice is not confined
either to Lee or to horses, for many employ him from other towns. Dr. Sabin
has been very successful in restoring not only horses, but cattle and dogs, to
health, and holds testimonials from many whose names are household ones in
the state. Dr. Sabin's office is at his residence on School Street, and he can
be reached by 'phone.
W. O. GILBERT,
Telephone Call 128-2,
Dealer in Grain, Feed, Hay, Straw and Poultry Supplies,
40 West Park Street, Lee, Mass.
The magnitude of the business done by Mr. W. O. Gilbert affords the
best possible proof that he is rendering satisfactory service to the public, espe-
cially as his business continues to increase. It is comprehensive in scope, as
it includes the handling of hay, grain, feed, straw and poultry supplies, which
are supplied in quantities to suit ; and it is but fair to state the rapid increase
in the business is due to the fact that no trouble is spared to furnish only the
best grades of the commodities dealt in. Mr. Gilbert has a perfect poultry
ration which is giving entire satisfaction to poultrymen. Such of our readers
as have had experience need not be told that quality has much to do with the
real value of hay and grain. This was an established business and was pur-
chased by Mr. Gilbert in May, 191 1. The office and warehouse are off West
Park Street and by calling on the 'phone, Mr. Gilbert will fill the order with-
Blacksmith and Repair Work a Specialty,
Railroad Street, Lee, Mass.
An establishment which is very popular with the residents of Lee is that
conducted by Mr. Ernest Harrington and located on Railroad Street. He is
a general blacksmith and repairer and gives such general satisfaction that
many people come from out of town to make use of the superior service he.
offers. He does no "cheap work," but is very moderate in his charges, and
as "the best is the cheapest," it certainly pays to place orders with him. He
does auto repairing and besides getting many odd jobs he has four cars he
attends year in and year out. Mr. Harrington's shop is well equipped, for
he has a circular saw, a turning lathe and a power hammer, the latter being
the only one in Lee. He has been established since 1903 and is doing a
WARD P. JOHNSON,
Contractor and Builder,
99 Summer Street, Lee, Mass.
Mr. Ward P. Johnson, of Lee, has a high reputation for doing thor-
oughly satisfactory work at moderate prices, so it is hardly necessary to add
that his services are in very active demand. He has done much work not
only in Lee, but also in nearby towns, and his business is well systematized,
dose and personal supervision is exercised and from eight to ten intelligent
and reliable workmen employed. Mr. Johnson builds in wood, brick or
stone, and this summer erected the large, handsome concrete block on Main
Street. He has made an enviable record and is in a position to complete a
job in the shortest possible time consistent with the attainment of satisfac-
tory results. Mr. Johnson also does much altering and repairing, and since
he started ii: business in July, 1910, has done his share of the building in
Lee, and has also built seven residences in Pittsfield and a coach barn in
Great Barrington. The Phelon Block on Main Street, Lee, of which he was
a sub-contractor, has lately been completed and is considered the hand-
somest in town.
A. L. BARTRAM,
Bicycles and Sundries,
Guns & Sporting Goods,
Mr. A. L. Bartram is often spoken of as "Bartram, the bi-
cycle mar.." for he offers such superior inducements to buyers of
such articles that his name is inseparably connected with them in
Lee and vicinity. His shop is on Railroad Street, and it is well
to bear that fact in mind, for you will find it pays you to make
no mistake in the place. It is the policy of Mr. Bartram to do
his best to satisfy every customer, and with every bicycle pur-
chased he gives a guarantee which is worth dollars to the pur-
chaser. Besides being agent for all the Pope wheels, he has an
tment of second-hand wheels which are little the
wear. Repairing is an especial feature, not only of bicycles, but
also of parasols, umbrellas, etc.. while tools, knives, shears, hf.r-e
clippers, etc., are sharpened. Mr. Bartram has been established
since i8qi and his shop has a fame extending far beyond the
confines of the town. When lie started in business there were
only three bicycle repair shops in the Berkshire-
Along the Hoisatonmc River, Lee, Mass.
Groceries, Provisions, Etc.,
Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
Those who appreciate the good things of life in the way of eatables would
do well to make trial of the facilities offered by Mr. George Seymour, for
he handles positively the finest groceries and provisions obtainable and has
built up a very extensive and select patronage by catering successfully to the
most fastidious family trade. Here also can be obtained general merchandise
and hardware, and during Mr. Seymour's 55 years of establishment he has
been prompt and accurate in the filling and delivery of orders. His place is
stocked to repletion and is an index of the prosperity of Stockbridge. nestled
as it is among the Berkshire Hills. This store is the oldest in Stockbridge
and one of the oldest in the Housatonic Valley and dates back to 1825.
' Post-Office and Drug Store, STOCKr.Rinr.E.
EUGENE A. BENJAMIN,
Clark Block, Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
The drug store conducted by Mr. E. A. Benjamin may well be called a
"family pharmacy," for a specialty is made of catering to the family trade, and
the stock is so carefully chosen and complete as to assure the prompt and ac-
curate hiling of orders. Mr. Benjamin gives particular attention to the com-
pounding of physicians' prescriptions, using only pure and fresh ingredients,
his charges are invariably moderate and prompt service is assured. This is
the home of the Rexall remedies — a remedy for every ill — and these unrivaled
preparations have added considerably to the popularity of "Benjamin's." The
stock carried includes a fine assortment of toilet and fancy goods, rubber
goods, novelties, confectionery, souvenir cards, etc. During the summer months
Mr. Benjamin has a very select soda fountain trade. This is an old estab-
lished pharmacy and has been under the proprietorship of Mr. Benjamin since
1908. He is also interested in a pharmacy in Canaan, Conn.
Mrs. Ellen M. Carey,
Sargeant Street Near Casino, Stockbridge, Mass.
Mrs. Ellen M. Carey carries on a well equipped livery and feed stable, is
considered very reasonable in her charges and projmpt and accurate in jthe
filling of orders, so it naturally follows that her establishment stands high in
the favor of the public. Carriages are furnished for all occasions, such as
weddings, funerals, parties, etc., and satisfactory horses and carriages may be
hired by the hour or day, competent drivers being furnished if desired. Teams
meet all trains and local express work is an important feature. Mrs. Carey is
ably assisted by her son, Mr. Thomas J. Carey, who has grown up with the
business and who is in fact the manager. This livery was established by the
late lames Carey in 1883, and since his death in iqo6 has been conducted by
the widow, Mrs. Ellen M. Carey.
Walter S. Peck's Residence
>t Shop, Stockbridce.
WALTER S. PECK,
Laurel Hill, Stockbridge, Mass.
There is no disputing the fact that it pays to use discrimination in the plac-
ing of orders for painting, decorating and wall papering, and in this connection
we take pleasure in calling attention to the facilities offered by Mr. Walter S.
Peck, for he has a reputation second to none, and is in a position to fill orders
promptly and to meet all honorable competition in price. He has done a great
deal of work in Stockbridge and vicinity, and it is a noticeable fact that a great
deal of it conies from regular patrons. Estimates will cheerfully be given on
application, jobbing is done at short notice, and Mr. Peck is prepared to figure
on a job in any nearby town. Twenty years' experience has made him a master
at the brush, and since becoming established has done exceptionally well. Mr
Peck at his store, on Laurel Hill Avenue, has a full stock of the latest wall-
papers, both American and Europea.i, and the most particular cannot fail from
STOCKBRIDGE SHOE & FURNISH-
C. B. Jerome, Proprietor,
Up-to-Date Shoes, Rubbers, Gents' Furnish-
ings and Clothing at City Prices.
Ladies' Shirt Waists, Hosiery and Notions,
Telephone No. 55-3,
Main Street, Pratt's Block, Stockbridge, Mass.
The store of the Stockhridge Shoe and Fur-
nishing Co. has been established since 1906, and
from the first has maintained a leading position
among the most enterprising and progressive in-
stitutions of Stockbridge, and has steadily gained
in prestige, popularity and patronage. Large and
high grade lines of goods are carried, correct as
to style and right in price, including ladies' fur-
nishings, shirts, collars and cuffs of standard
manufacture for gentlemen; the latest .novelties
in neckwear, tine handkerchiefs for men and
women, hosiery of quality, underwear, gloves,
etc. In clothing a specialty is made of the
Browning-King custom made clothing, without
a peer on the market. Brockton's leading shoe
for men, the Elite and the Patrician, the choice
of the most critical ladies, are sold here Mr.
C. B. Jerome, the proprietor, has, by adopting
modern methods and metropolitan ideas, kept
this store continually in the public eye, and to-
day it successfully meets all competition, whether
in the city or the surrounding towns.
Methodist Church and Jonathan* Edwards Monument, Stockbridge
Residence of Chas. L. Mellen, Stockbridge.
'Naumkeag," Residence of Joseph H. Choate. Stockf
Main Street, Stockbridge.
F. A. BUCK,
Meats, Groceries and Provisions,
Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
A combination of superior quality and low
prices is sure to attract and retain patronage, so
it is not to be wondered at that the store of
Mr. F. A. Buck, Stockbridge, should be very ex-
tensively patronized. He handles a complete
line of everything good to seat, and whether you
buy in large or small quantities you may depend
upon receiving courteous treatment, for Mr.
Buck spares no effort to thoroughly satisfy every
customer and gives the business that close per-
sonal attention which is essential to maintaining
the service at the highest standard of efficiency.
He handles high class groceries, canned goods,
meats of the first quality, flour like King Arthur,
Washburn-Crosby's and Occident, fruits, con-
fectionery, soft drinks, cigars and tobacco, and
even the most particular cannot fail to obtain
satisfaction in dealing at this popular store. Mr.
Buck has been in business since 1890, and for
himself the last time since May, 1911, and his
store is one of the standard institutions of
Stockbridge. The Lee Laundry has an agency
at this store, the team calling on Tuesdays and
HENRY B. PARSONS,
Garage, Automobile Supplies and Touring Cars to Rent, Plumbing. Steam
and Hot Water Heating,
The Only Fireproof Building in Town.
Pine Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
'lhe auto garage of Mr. Henry B. Parsons is without a superior in this sec-
tion and is manned by mechanics who are experts on all foreign and domestic
cars. This garage owes much of its popularity in giving unsurpassed value in
return for money received, and in the line of auto supplies one is surely re-
lieved of any danger of not getting the very best obtainable by dealing at this
representative motor mart Mr. Parsons also makes a specialty of sanitary
plumbing and steam and hot water heating, doing all work in the most modern
and satisfactory manner, with charges moderate. The requirements of Stock-
bridge require the services of an expert, and Mr. Parsons guarantees his work
to prove as represented. He has been fortunate in obtaining much of the high
class wcrk and is considered prompt in the execution of commissions. Mr.
Parsons has been a plumber here since 1898 and founded his garage in 1902.
Mr. Parsons is a graduate of the New York Trade Schools, and in 1888 he led
the class of 52 members and was presented by Mr. J. A. MacDougald with a
gold medal for the best workmanship. He is agent for the Buick automobile,
the car selling from S950 to $2,000.
W. E. RATHBUN,
Fish, Frtiit and Vegetables, Oysters, Clams, Crabs, Fresh Lobsters Direct
From Maine. Specialty: Fancy Poultry, Ferris Hams and
Bacon, Eggs, etc.
Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
People are much more particular than they used to be in the matter of fuod
in general, and poultry and fish in particular, so it is not to be wondered at that
the market conducted by Mr. Walter E. Rathbun should be a prominent favorite,
as in the opinion of many it is one of the best equipped hereabouts. It is con-
veniently located on Elm Street and is a pleasant and attractive place to visit,
not only became it is "as neat as a pin," but also because callers are assured
prompt and courteous attention. As Mr. Rathbun caters successfully to the most
discriminating class of trade, it is hardly necessary to state that he handles the
very best fish and shelled fish, like clams, oysters, crabs and lobsters, that the
market affords. Here one can also obtain dry picked poultry, whether it be
squabs, broilers, chickens or ducks, and every bird is guaranteed. Vegetables,
fresh eggs and fruits are also handled, and the delivery system is perfect. Mr.
Rathbun has conducted this city market in a country town since November,
1893. He has telephone connection.
Blacksmith, Carriage Repairing, Painting, Etc.,
Pine Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
Experienced horsemen need not be told that an incompetent or careless
horseshoer may easily do serious harm to a horse, so one should be very care-
ful in the placing of orders. In Stockbridge the majority have found to get
the work done properly is to see Mr. John Coakley, of Pine Street, for he is
a skilful shoer and does his best to shoe every horse to the best possible ad-
vantage. Mr. Coakley also does much general carriage work and makes a
specialty of putting on rubber tires and brakes on carriages. The painting
department is a strong feature, and not only carriages and wagons, but auto-
mobiles are made to look as good as new. Mr. Coakley does general repair-
ing and is credited with making a superior andiron. He has been a black-
smith in Stockbridge since 1905 and has as his patrons many of our first citi-
E. J. FLYNN,
Groceries and Meats,
Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
There are many establishments which advertise themselves as "family gro-
ceries," but it is safe to say that there is not one in this section which is more
worthy of that title than that conducted by Mr. E. J. Flynn, of Stockbridge.
The stock of fancy and staple groceries and meats is made up of goods skil-
fully selected; it is kept complete in every department, is constantly being
renewed and consequently is fresh and attractive at all times. Mr. Flynn evi-
dently appreciates the fact that "quality tells" when catering to family trade,
for he handles only the best goods and guarantees that everything bought from
him will prove precisely as represented. He founded his store in April last
and during the summer months has had a trade which far exceeded his expec-
tations. Mr. Flynn keeps his store neat and clean at all times, the goods are
displayed to the best advantage, and he has four clerks to assist in filling all
orders. Two delivery teams are kept in service.
Dealer in Antiques, Upholsterer and Cabinet Maker, Furniture Made to
Order from Designs, Inlaying, Carving, Turning, Gilding and Polishing,
Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
A leading and largely stocked antique store of the Berkshires is that widely
known as "Guerrieri's," located on Main Street, Stockbridge. It is a regular
"old curiosity shop" and is stocked with antiques of all kinds, including rare
pieces of furniture, old pictures, clocks, pewter and brass goods, crockery, old
chinaware, and odds and ends of every description. Mr. Guerrieri buys and
sells, a large business is done, and people drop in from all sections of the
country. He is also a cabinet maker and upholsterer, and his reputation in
these lines is not bound by the limits of the town. Mr. Guerrieri has, as his
patrons, many who are judges of good work and they speak of him in the
highest terms. He has been in business in Stockbridge since 1909.
JOHN M. BUCK,
Flour, Feed, Grain, Paints, Oils, Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Etc.,
Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass
Mr. John M. Buck first went into business in 1875 and is consequently
the second oldest established in the town of Stockbridge and his business is
an acknowledged leader in its special line. The premises utilized are on Elm
Stret and the stock carried is varied in character and large in amount. Mr.
Buck deals particularly in flour, feed and grain, and has specialties in poultry
foods, his goods in that line being perfect for the purpose and several are well
balanced rations. He also handles hardware, agricultural implements, paints,
oils, varnishes, etc., and the prompt filling of orders is assured. Farmers,
builders and people in general find M r. Buck's store a suitable place to pur-
chase, especially when they know that after comparing prices he can sell and
does sell as low as many of the big advertised places of Pittsfield.
STOCKBRIDGE, GLENDALE, AND GREAT BARRiNGTON, MASS.
LAURENCE M. YALE,
Machinist and Repairer,
Mill Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
A well equipped establishment which has a
well earned reputation for turning out work sec-
ond to none in its line is that conducted by Mr.
Laurence M. Yale and located on Mill Street.
Mr. Yale is in a position to meet all honorable
competition in prices, and it is nevertheless a
fact that he owes his success to the uniformly
high grade of work done. Besides regular ma-
chine work, he does much general repairing,
sharpens and repairs lawn mowers, etc. A very
important department is that of carpet cleaning,
and to do this work properly one versed in the
business should only be employed. Mr. Yale is
an electrical expert and installs telephones, elec-
tric bells, burglar alarms, etc. This is headquar-
ters for doors and sash — in fact, Mr. Yale is in
many respects the handy man of Stockbridge.
He has been in business here since 1881, starting
in a small way, and his list <>f patrons grows
year by year.
J. F. WHITEHEAD,
Painter, Decorator, Wall Paperer and Carriage Painter, Supplies,
Main Street, Glendale, Mass.
It is wcinderful how vastly improved the appearance of a house may be
made by the judicious use of a few gallons of paint, for in most instances i.t
may be made to look "as good as new," and at comparatively small rtxpense.
To attain that result requires experience and skill, so that care must be used in
the placing- of the order, and in this connection it is pertinent to call ■attervtitm
to tlie facilities offered by Mr. J. F. Whitehead, of Glendale, for he is a painter
Glendale, Mass., from East Hill.
and interior decorator who does work equal to the best and yet is reasonable
in his charges. He is ever ready to furnish estimates on application and to
figure closely on contracts. Mr. Whitehead also does much paperhanging and
carriage painting, and most of the time is a very busy man. At his place of
business one may see a fine assortment of paints, oils, varnishes and wallpapers.
Mr. Whitehead has been in business for himself since 1893, succeeding his
father, the late James Whitehead, who for forty years was a painter. He has
had forty-three years' experience, and during that time has done all the painting
on the Red Lion Inn. Mr. Whitehead is recognized as a master painter of
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.
W. S. Crofut, Proprietor,
Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Experienced travelers agree that it is by no means always the case that
the highest priced hotels offer the best accommodations, and that such is
the case is exemplified by the rates and accommodations at the Hotel Miller.
Great Barrington, for although the rates are very reasonable, the accommo-
dations would do credit to a high priced hotel. The Hotel Miller is an old
established hostelry, lately remodeled, and is equipped with steam heat,
electric lights and is up-to-date in every detail that promotes comfort and
convenience. The proprietor. Mr. W. S. Crofut, has been connected with the
"Miller" since February, 1910, and evidently appreciates the fact that "the
sure way to a man's heart is through his stomach," for the Hotel Miller sets
an excellent table and has a- reputation not confined to the Berkshires.
Automobile parties find this house the acme of perfection and it is favored
by many passing through Great Barrington.
Hotel Miller, Great Barrington, Mass.
J. W. DIMON,
Blacksmith and Practical Horseshoer,
52 Mechanic Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Making a specialty of practical horseshoeing and doing a large business
also as a general blacksmith, is Mr. J. W. Dimon, of 52 Mechanic Street.
Mr. Dimon has been established since July 6, 1877, and is the oldest estab-
lished blacksmith in town, and has steadily maintained the shop's unrivalled
reputation for first-class service, reliability and reasonable charges. Horse-
shoeing is a leading feature and particular attention is given to interfering
horses and horses with troublesome hoofs. Mr. Dimon shoes gentlemen's
driving, saddle and coach horses and has many of our leading summer
people as his patrons. A prompt and efficient service is also given on all
general blacksmithing, carriage ironing and repairing, with results guar-
anteed to prove as represented. Mr. Dimon has a high standing in this
section as an expert horseshoer.
F. F. VISCARDI,
Painter and Decorator,
Exclusive Lines of Fine Wall Paper,
168 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
This business was founded away back in 1867 by J.
Viscardi, the father, and during this period of public ser-
vice an unrivalled reputation has been gained, resulting 111
a steady inciease in volume of transactions. A special
feature is interior decoration and painting of houses, only
the best of paints, oils, etc., being used, and all work being
guaranteed to prove satisfactory. Many of Great Barring-
ton's most modern and finest residences have been painted
and decorated by Mr. Viscardi, and in this work only.
skilled and experienced assistants have been employed, at
times as many as 20 are necessary, with an average of
six to eight the year round. Mr. Viscardi has 'phone con-
nection. Mr. Fred F. Viscardi has carried on tjie business
since 1000. Not only has he the largest and best equipped
paint shop in the Berkshires, but he takes contracts
whether large or small anywhere. He not only covers all
the local territory, but has done much work as far away
as Albany, N. Y., and Winsted. Conn. He grinds all his
own colors in oils, the work being done by electricity, and
is able to grind colors down to an exceptionally fine de-
gree. Viscardi's paints are standard and compare with
the very best anywhere.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.
Edward J. Van Lennep, Principal,
Great Barrington, Mass.
It seem* as if many educators were just beginning to
appreciate the fact that every pupil requires individual at-
render possible the attainment of truly
1 Van Lennep. the Principal
of the Sedgwick School ;■ ys, is a prominent and suc-
nt of the thorough soundness of that theory,
and the main reason for the enthusiasm with which parents
who have made trial of the Sedgwick School speak of
its work, and the results attained is to be found in the
close attention given at that schi ol to the special needs
of each pupil, and the number admitted is limited to
make it not only possible, but easy to uive that close per-
i attention which is indispensable in order to deter-
mine and to provide for the peculiar needs of eacli scholar.
Therefore such of our readers : - arching for a
really satisfactory training school for boys would do well
to communicate with Mr. Van Lennep.
The Sedgwick Sc hool
The Corner Shop,
RICHARD H. MAUNDER,
Great Barrington, Mass.
The establishment conducted by Mr. Richard Maunder attracts many vis-
itors to Great Barrington, for as a collector of and dealer in antiques Mr.
Maunder has so high and widespread a reputation as to attract the favorable
attention of the most discriminating. At his store at No. 406 Main Street
may always be found a truly interesting collection, comprising antique furni-
ture of all kinds, historic china, silver and copper ware, lustre ware, Sheffield
plate, pewter ware, and an assortment of bric-a-brac in almost endless variety.
Of course, the stock is constantly being added to and taken from, so it is ever
in process of change and therefore is a constant source of interest to those
appreciative of genuine antiques. Mr. Maunder does a very extensive busi-
ness — not only because he offers a great variety of choice, but also because
misrepresentation is never practiced. Mr. Maiunder comes from a family of
antique collectors, his grandfather, the late Richard Bowers, starting in as far
back as 1830 in England, the latter afterwards becoming the landlord of the
White Horse Inn, made famous by Blackmore in "Lorna Doone." Mr. Bowers
was a friend and admirer of Lord Palmerston, England's great premier. On
the death of Mr. Bowers his daughter, Mrs. Maunder, succeeded to the busi-
ness, and in this Inn was Richard Maunder born. The latter came to this
country twenty-five years ago, moving to Sheffield in 1899 and to Great Bar-
rington in 1907. Mr. Maunder has the largest collection of historical dark
blue Staffordshire china of any dealer in this country.
School Sports and Pastimes, Sedgwick School.
A. E. WHITWELL,
Great Barrington, Mass.
Electricity is like fire— "a good servant, but a bad master." Therefore it
most emphatically "pays" to see that electrical wiring and electrical work in
general are entrusted to those who have both the knowledge and the deter-
mination to assure the attainment of thoroughly satisfactory results. As Mr.
A. E. \\ hitwell has a well-earned reputation for skill and reliability as a con-
tractor for electric light wiring, telephone work, annunciator work, and elec-
trical work in general, it is a necessary consequence that he is called upon to
fill many important commissions as well as almost innumerable smaller ones.
Mr. Whitwell is always prepared to promptly furnish estimates on any proposed
work in his line and to figure very closely on bath large and small contracts^
Mr. Whitwell has been est' Wished in Great Barrington since 1896. and conse-
quently has had the longest experience of any electrician in town. Naturally, he
gets work mostly from our leading families, and his endeavors extend to all
J. J. SCHAEFER,
Upholsterer, Draperies Made to Order, Furniture Refinished,
Telephone 36-4, Residence 261-11,
331 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Mr. J. J. Schaefer carries on a business established in January, 191 1,
which has been so ably conducted that work done by '"Schaefer" is accepted
as the standard in this vicinity. He is an upholsterer in the true sense of
the word, besides being an expert as a carpet layer. A specialty is made
of custom work, and many of our first families and leading summer people-
employ Mr. Schaefer exclusively He is also an authority on antiques and
though Great Barrington and vicinity has been pretty w-ell combed, he often
comes across a rare piece of old Chippendale which is so pleasing to the
antique hunter. A strong feature, and in fact a leading one, is the making
of draperies and awnings. Many of the best residences are adorned with
awnings made by Mr. Schaefer. He does work as far as Chatham, X. Y. ;
Norfolk. Conn., and Lenox, Mass. He will on receipt of a postal give an
e-timate on the probable cost of any work, or on request will call and see
the work required to do. His shop is conveniently located at 311 Main
Painter, Decorator, Etc.,
Humphrey Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Regarded as a most proficient house painter is Mr. Julius Richard, of Great
Barrington. Mr. Richard is widely known as a practical painter and executes
both exterior and interior work, fine decorating, wall papering.and is an expert
at hardwood finishing, etc. Only the best of paints, oils. etc.. are used and he
is particular as to whom he employs as assistants. Mr. Richard has to his
credit many residences here and in nearby towns, and they are certainly ex-
amples of the master painter's art. Many of his patrons are those who have
been with him ever since he started in business in 1904. a fact which should
speak louder than words. Mr. Richard is in a position to take a job and rap-
idly push it to a conclusion, and will go anywhere within a reasonable distance
E. B. VAN VORST,
Jewelry and Gift Shop,
317 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
A vcrv attractive establishment, founded forty years ago and under present
proprietorship since 19 10, is that conducted by Mr. E. B. Van Vorst. so it is
not in the least surprising that as a "Jewelry and Gift Shop" it is very widely
and favorably known, especially as the prices are as attractive as the goods
themselves. The stock is most skilfully chosen, being made up of such high-
grade articles as Gorham sterling silverware, the latest and best in leather
goods and general toilet goods ; many choice selections of hand-painted china-
ware, engraved and cut glassw-are, mantle and china clocks, and very many
other articles especially well adapted to choice as gifts. The assortment of
jewelry is equally complete and satisfactory, and it is certainly a significant
fact that a large proportion of sales made in this department are to residents
of big cities who are certainly in a position to choose intelligently.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.
Wm. C. Howitt, Lessee and Manager,
Great Baxrington, Mass.
It is true that the Mahaiwe Theatre is one of the largest
in western Massachusetts, but its chief claim to patronage is
to be found in the superior quality of the many attractions pre-
sented. Here one is sure to find high-class motion pictures, de-
picting in a most realistic fashion every phase of life — "from
grave to gay, from lively to severe." At the Mahaiwe one may
see entire dramas acted in pantomime — and acted well, too.
There are comedy pictures; there are tragedy pictures; there
are most instructive travel pictures. Both young and old find
real "entertainment" at the Mahaiwe. much of it being of that
character which is at once agreeable and informing: The pro-
gram is changed daily, there is continuous performance every
atternoon and evening, and the admission, including seats, is
but ten cents for adults and five cents for children. No wonder
the Mahaiwe is liked by everybody! The Mahaiwe can seat
H. I. PEER,
Great B arr i n gton, Mass.
Mr. H. T. Peer is taking an impoitant part in the beautifying and general
improvement of this section, for as a general contractor he is called upon to
execute many important commissions, more especially in Qhe line of
landscape decorating, building moving and grading, bituminous road building
and also road oiling. His business also includes concrete work in all its
branches, and very many give Mr. Peer the preference in work of that kind
because there is positive assurance that it will be done as it should be.
Concrete work that is not properly done is neither useful nor ornamental
in a short time, so it is highly important to use discrimination in the placing
of orders for it. Mr. Peer's telephone call is 63-2 and all communication-;
addressed to him at Great Barrington, Mass., are assured immediate and
Corner Main and Railroad Streets, Great Barrington.
First Congregational Church and Manse. Great Bakkington.
John H. Race, Proprietor,
Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Traveling men may be said to be experts on the subject of
hotels, for they have to patronize many of them, and therefore
they are in a position to speak from practical experience. So it
is a significant fact that the Hotel Waverley is a prime favorite
among them. It is very conveniently located, on Railroad Street ;
has a first-class cafe connected, is run on the American plan, and
offers equally satisfactory accommodations to both permanent and
transient guests. The proprietor. Mr. John H. Race, has good
reason to take considerable pride in the Waverley, and you may
be sure that it will be no fault of his if it does not keep up its
reputation for being a "mighty good house to put up at." He has
conducted the Waverley since 1899.
FREDERICK P. SPATH,
Estimates Furnished on Application, Jobbing
Promptly Attended To.
Hollenbeck Avenue, Great Barrington, Mass.
The building operations in this section of the Berkshires include even-
type of construction that is associated with the development of this most thriv-
ing resort, and the general high standing of the work commands especial at-
tention.. Mr. Fred. P. Spath, of Great Barrington. is concerned with many im-
portant operations, and in the execution of his contract he is adding to the high
prestige which he had already achieved for reliability in every particular. Be-
sides making a specialty of avoiding delays and of keeping strictly to specifica-
tions, Mi". Spath contracts for general jobbing in all its branches, and in the
fulfilment of his contracts lie has been very successful. Mr. Spath also builds
and sells — in fact, this has become a very important feature. For many years
he was a foreman and has been building more or less besides investing in real
estate since 1890. Mr. Spath draws many of his own designs which have been
very acceptable to owners.
Residence of Frederick P. Spath, Great Barrington,
GREAT BARRINGTON. MASS.
H. C. WOODIN,
Great Barrington. Mass.
». There is nothing
"mysterious" or "sur-
|^^ ^^> prising"' about the popu
iarity of the real estate
agencv conducted by Mr.
H. C. Woodin. Th
public are sure to appre
ciate a man who tell
the truth, who dot -
places or prices. There-
fore they appreciate the
service that is being af-
forded by Mr. V
ralty that i-
on the market are equal
ly appreciative: there
fore, if you want a fine
country estate you can
save time and trouble by
applying to Mr. Woodin. or if you want a smaller place vou will find him well
prepared to suit just your special needs. Write and tell him what vou are I
ing for. He will send you a list. Box 84. Great Barrington. Mass. That's his
address. It will pay you to bear it in mind, for even if you are not "house
hunting" at pres ay be some day. Mr. Woodin finds this year the best
since he established his business in 1900.
Post-Office Corner. Great Barrixctox.
CHARLES H. LEE,
Contractor and Builder,
Workshop, North Street; Residence, 76 Grove Street,
Great Barrington, Mass.
Xo one conversant with the facts in the case will deny that
there is any more truly representative contractor in Great Har-
rington and vicinity than Mr. Charles H. Lee. In the past eight
year- he has been called upon to carry out many important con-
tracts, not only because he is in a position to figure very closely
indeed, but also because it is a matter of common knowledge that
w<" rk entrusted to him is sure to be done in a thoroughly satis-
factory manner. Mr. Lee has built many modern residences in
Great Barrington — in fact, all up and down the Housatonic — and
certainly get- his quota of work from those de-iring the best.
Me i< a carpenter by trade and take- contracts only in wood. Mr.
Lee will be pleased to figure on any contract, and when contract >
;:re awarded it will be found that considering workmanship and
material, he will be among the lowest. Fur samples of his work-
manship we might mention the Berkshire School, in Sheffield, and
in Great Barrington the residence of W. B. Nesbitt and the parish
house of St. James. He has about finished a handsome house
for Mr. Charle- Reed, of South Egreniont.
'•Bkookside," Great Bakbimgi
JOHN P. VIOLA,
Mason and Builder,
244 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
There is no contracting mason in Great Barrington or nearby towns
who has a higher reputation for doing work thoroughly and skilfully than
has Mr. John P. Viola, whose place of business i- at 244 Main Street. He
has executed many commissions in the last twenty-five years, and his record
h as to fully explain why many give him the preference when it comes
to the placing of orders or the awarding of contracts. Estimates will gladly
be given on application and Mr. Viola is prepared to figure very closely on
contracts at all times. He ih . - prompt and painstaking attention to
the filling of jobbing orders, and it will be found his charges are as low as
can be made in connection with work of equal merit. Mr. Viola has done
much building and is credited with the erection of many of the best struc-
He has late' - for building residences and selling them. The
houses have all modern improvements, the lots being 100x250 feet, and the
price for house and lot from $3,000 upwards. Mr. Viola is lately making a
specialty of concrete blocks, i block which has no superior in We-tern
. ■- .
39 RAILROAD STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.
Finest of Ales, Wines and Liquors
All Beers sanitarily bottled in breweries, delivered anywhere in town
THE ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP,
N. H. Conte, Proprietor,
Custom Shoe Making and Repairing,
2 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
The Electric Shoe Shop., of which Mr. X. H. Conte is proprietor, is not
only ihe one shoe shop in town equipped with electric machinery, but is also
especially attractive on account of the speed, skill and accuracy with which
: is done. Whether ycu wish to have shoes made to order or repaired, you
will find that Mr. Come is in a position to suit you thoroughly, and it is the
casiesl thing in the world to give him an opportunity to prove his ability and
diso' -■- serve you efficiently The Electric Shoe Shop is open until eight
in the evening, visitors are always welcome, and if you have never visited it
you ought to do so and see for yourself the great difference between it and
the ordinary "cobbler shop' - of days past. He buys no cheap leather and does
no cheap work and a job is done when agreed on. Mr. Conte requires two as-
sistants, has had an experience of sixteen years, many of them in New \ ork
City, and has been in business here since 1006. He is centrally located in Rob-
bins Block, 2 Railroad Street, near Main.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.
THE BERKSHIRE GARAGE,
M. A. Barnes, Proprietor,
32 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
The Berkshire Garage has a well-chosen name, for it is a thoroughly
representative establishment and elicits a great deal of favorable comment
from automobilists who have occasion to make trial of its facilities. The
Berkshire Garage has a thoroughly equipped machine shop and — what is
still more important — the best mechanics in Southern Berkshire. Of
course that means that repairing is done at the Berkshire Garage as it
SHOULD be — and there are precious few garages of which as much can be
truthfully said. The Berkshire Garage has the agency of the Metz "Twenty-
two" Roadster — a car which has made every auto manufacturer "sit up and
take notice" because it does so easily so many things that no "cheap ear"
lias any business to do. A full line of auto supplies and accessories is
carried in stock, including Firestone, Goodrich and U. S. tires. The Berk-
shire Garage is located at No. 32 Castle Street. It will well repay a visit.
The garage can accommodate 30 cars. Mr. M. A. Barnes, the proprietor, has
been connected with the Berkshire Garage since May. 191 1. Mr. Barnes is
agent for the Peerless three, four and five ton truck, ranging in price from
$3,500 to $t.50o.
FRANK A. MINKLER,
Bicycles and Motorcycles,
Indian Motorcycles, Sporting Goods, Phonographs and Supplies,
282 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
There is not a more genuinely popular establishment in the Berkshires than
is that conducted by Mr. Frank A. Minkler. it being the first store north of
Hotel Miller. Mr. Minkler deals in motorcycles, like the Indian; bicycles,
bicycling sundries, etc.. also in phonographs and supplies for the same, sporting
goods, etc. He is prepared to give unsurpassed (and in the opinion of many,
unequalled) value in return for money received, and it is his invariable policy
to give equal courtesv and attention to every buyer, large or small. Mr. Minkler
keeps thoroughly well informed on the goods he deals in, therefore when you
choose from his stock you have your pick from the largest, latest and best.
Repairing is an important department of the business, and it may truly be said
that there is not a place in all New England where better work in that line is
done, while the charges are uniformly reasonable. Mr. Minkler has been in
business in Great Barrington since 1901, and for himself alone since March.
1910, having located in his present store in April, 1910. He also does develop-
ing and printing.
GEORGE A. TULLER,
Livery, Hitch, Feed and Sales Stables,
Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
George A. Tuller's livery stable is often and very favorably spoken of, as
it is a popular establishment which enjoys an extensive and select patronage
and earns it by a uniformly excellent service and reasonable charges. This is
mainly owing to the fact that every detail is given close personal supervision.
Horses and carriages may be hired by the hour or day, with or without driv-
ers, the stable is equipped with up-to-date rigs, both single and double, and
horses are fed at reasonable rates. He is the oldest established liveryman in
Great Barrington, dating back to 1876, and has certainly made good and proven
that the days of the livery stable are not over by any means. He is a select-
man of the town and has served six terms, besides being tax collector from
1879 to 1882. Mr. Tuller has in his day owned many fine horses, the most
notable being Squeechy. which he raced from Maine to Kentucky.
G. C. CARTER,
Practical Horseshoer and Repairer,
Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Those wishing their horses carefully shod in the best manner will find
that Mr. G. C. Carter, of Main Street, Great Barrington, has a well equipped
shop, and his many years experience in Stockbridge, before becoming estab-
lished here in August, 191 1, enables him to do the work in the best manner.
He has ample assistance to do a large business, and his shop is a very
popular one, as Mr. Carter's reputation for careful work is well known.
While he is experienced in shoeing lame and interfering horses, Mr. Carter
classes himself as an all-round practical horseshoer and repairer. Jobbing,
such as woodworking, carriage repairing, ironing, etc., are important
features. Mr. Carter has patrons not only in this town, but many from
outside villages come to his shop exclusively.
Greenhouses of Dolby Bros., Florists.
Florists, Cut Flowers, Funeral Designs,
27 Humphrey Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Making a specialty of all kinds of flowering plants is the firm of Dolby
Hros , Great Barnngton's only florists. They have been in business since
April. 1911, and have gained pronounced success and an enviable reputation
in the cultivation of flowering plants, their productions being representative
ol the highest types of the floral art. Here can be seen flowering plants of
all kinds, chrysanthemums, roses, lilies-, ferns, potted and bedding plants, etc.
Orders by postal or 'phone receive prompt attention. The Dolby green-
houses, numbering five, with 7,000 feel of glass, are modern ones and are
visited by those who have an eye for the beautiful. E. B. & C. W. Dolbv
have had a long experience in horticultural work and ^tand high with the
floral iraternity. All those who desire cut flowers for social functions,
funerals, etc., will find they are in a position to'fill the order without delav.
1 hey cover Sheffield, New Marlboro. Stockbridge and all nearby towns.
W. C. ALLEN,
Auto and Carriage Painting,
Cottage Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
Every ov\ ner of a carriage or an automobile will agree that a cheap job
of painting is dear at any price, for even though the vehicle looks good, it
will soon become shabbier than ever; still, it is bv no means necessary to
pay a fancv price in order to get thoroughly satisfactory results if you use
discrimination in the placing of order-. Mr." W. C. Allen, of Cottage Street',
Great Barrington, is an experienced and expert automobile and carriage
painter and has a well-earned reputation for doing first-class and durable
work, and his facilities are such as to enable a job to be done without undue
delay. Mr. Allen has been in business here since '000 and is considered to
have no superior as a painter aiong I he Housatonic Valley. His shop is a
large and spacious one, and especially during the winter months requires
LINCOLN S. SIGGINS,
Light and Heavy Moving, Expressing, Etc.,
68 East Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
At no place are the services of the mover and expressman more in demand
than in Great Barrington. It is said there is no more careful mover in this
vicinity than Mr. Lincoln S. Siggins, as he has the necessary teams and care-
ful drivers, and those desiring his services will find him exceptionally careful,
very prompt and his charges reasonable He can move anything, but' does not
rely on this alone, for Mr. Siggins gets a good share of the local expressing.
In June last he purchased the business and good-will from Edward H. Har-
mon and he has proven himself the right man in the right place. Those desir-
ing any work in his line should call or address Mr. Siggins at 68 East Street,
or better still, 'phone him and a team will be in readiness without delay. He
requires five horses and three teams, and his business is increasing month by
B. E. BARNES,
53 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass.
While it is assuredly true that inferior electrical equipment is so unsatis-
factory as to b: dear at any price, it is equally true that one need not pay
f?.ncy prices in order to make sure cf getting the best. Make your wants
known to Mr. E. E. Barnes, for he is a specialist in electrical wiring and is
also prepared to furnish and install everything electrical and to quote as low
prices as can possibly be named in ecu lcct'cn with material and workmanship
of equal excellence. Estimates will cheerfully be furnished, and it is safe to
say that no responsible electrician is better prepared to figure on both large
and small contracts. Mr. Barnes has executed many commissions in Great
Barrington since he started in business, and his record affords the best possible
assurance that orders placed with him will be satisfactorily filled. He has had
thirteen years' experience and became established in April last.
PENDLEBURY & VIOLA,
Greal Barrington has many good stores that deal in food
supplies, and in this connection it is lining to speak of the estab-
lishment conducted by Pendlebury & Viola, of Housatonic. \vli<>
iuiM built up a large and select patronage by the simple policy
. >t keeping the very besl the market affords in tlte line of staple
•mhI fancy groceries, fruits and fine provisions and selling them
a- low ajs possible. \ specialty is made of coffee, tea, batter and
four commodities which the public demands shall be of the
\ery best Pendlebury & Viola know this fact and see to it that
onlj the best of these goods are kept in stock. The delivery sys-
tem is efficient, and since establishment, in January, tyio. the
firm of Pendlebury &• Viola have increased their li>t of patrons
month by month
Central Square. Housatonic.
HARVEY F. SHUFELT,
Contractor and Builder, Building Mover, Auto Garage,
Cottage Street, Housatonic, Mass.
Mr. Harvey F. Shufelt does not profess to be the largest builder and con-
tractor in the Housatonic Valley, but he docs claim to do work equal to the best.
He has I een a builder here since 1892. and has done work which is not only a
credit t" himself but to the town. He takes contracts for a building in its
Housatonic from Monument Mountain.
KILLEEN & SULLIVAN,
Retailers of Fresh and Salt Meats, Fresh Fish, Oysters
Central Block, Housatonic, Mass.
It is well worth while to use careful discrimination in the
choice of a meai: market, for nothing is more annoying than to
be supplied with inferior meats when you are payinf first-class
prices, and one sure way to avoid that is to place your orders in
the right hands. Very many have found that the meats and the
prices are sure to be right when the order is placed with Killeen
& Sullivan, so it is not in the least surprising that they should
have increased their list of patrons month by month since they
bought out the old established market of J. J. Barr on April 1
last. Killeer. & Sullivan's market is kept in the pink of condi-
tion, has only the choickest meats, dry picked poultry and fish
fresh from the great wholesale fish houses. The market is spa-
cious, and the management is such as to assure the prompt, care-
ful and accurate filling of orders. The members of the firm arc-
John J. Killeen and Edward W. Sullivan.
entirety, and besides docs much general jobbing, being considered prompt in
execution and reasonable in his charges. If a building can be moved Mr. Shufelt
can move it, and consequently his services are required in all nearby towns.
When he found Housatonic needed an auto garage he built it, and it has proven
a necessity. Repairs are made, tire vulcanizing is a specialty, and cars are
stored. The building is of solid concrete and fireproof. Mr. Shufelt is one of
Housatonic's most energetic and wide-awake citizens and is in favor of every
improvement to promote the interests of this section of Great Barrington. Mr.
Shufelt has building lots for sale all over Great Barrington ; he also
luiilds and sells his cottages, ranging in price from $2,000 to $7,000.
Cottage Street has been built up by him. and he is credited with more
building improvements than any other in Housatonic.
S. Schwartz, Proprietor,
Home Made Bread, Cakes, Etc., Cigars and Confectionery, Ice
Cream in Season,
Telephone 28-2, East Main Street, Housatonic, Mass.
The Housatonic Bakery, conducted by Mr. Samuel Schwartz, is lo-
cated on East Main Street, and it is hardly necessary to add that its
equipment represents the best in that line. Mr. Schwartz has built up
a very extensive patronage since he became established in 1910, and his
products are so superior that they appeal successfully to people of the
most particular taste. As the stock is being constantly renewed it is
ever fresh and attractive, and the variety of pies and cakes is so varied
that all can be suited. The bread of the Housatonic Bakery is so nu-
tritious and is cooked in a hake-shop that is as sanitary, if not more
so. than in the old kitchen at home. Mr. Schwartz filled a long-felt
want when he started his unrivalled bakery in Housatonic. He covers
all the nearby towns, going as far as South Lee. and requires two
teams. He also conducts a quick lunch.
I UR( H StKKK'
HOUSATONIC AND SHEFFIELD, MASS.
The Berkshire House.
Store of Wm. H. Snyder, Housatonic.
A. J. HASSON,
Steam. Hot Water and Hot Air Heating, Tinning and
Plumbing, Stoves, Hardware,
Front Street, Housatonic, Mass.
The plumbing should be of vital importance to the in-
habitants of every community, and especially in such an up-
to-date village as Housatonic. No part of the dwelling de-
serves more consideration than plumbing and drainage, as
one's health depends on the quality of the fixtures and the
plumbing. Mr. A. J. Hasson has executed contracts in his
line in many of the finest residences here and his work has
given entire satisfaction to owners and builders. He can
take large or small contracts, for he is considered a spe-
cialist as a heating engineer and gasfitter. He is agent for
leading stoves, ranges and boilers and can supply one with
any make. Mr. Hasson had many years' experience as a
journeyman plumber before becoming established, March,
1880, making him the second oldest established plumber in
the Housatonic Valley. He has a fine selection of hardware
and kitchen utensils to choose from and thus please the
most particular. Mr. Hasson lately installed a heating sys-
tem in the Corpus Christi rectory requiring twenty radi-
ators. He also takes contracts for laying water mains, one last
year for $11,000, the contract calling for an eight-inch pipe,
distance two miles. Mr. Hasson is also proprietor of the
Berkshire House, whicii is open all the year. The rates
are reasonable and the alccommodations the very best.
WM. H. SNYDER, Housatonic, Mass.
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes and Clothing, Hats and Caps,
Tin, Wooden and Hardware, Etc., Coal and Wood and Phosphates.
Mr. Wm. H. Snyder has built up an extensive business, which continues to
steadily increase, and his success is largely due to the fact that he considers
nothing is too good for his patrons. His stock always represents the best and
latest in all standard grades, and as the prices are uniformlv reasonable it is
not in the least surprising that the most discriminating buyers find that it is well
worth while to make use of the facilities Mr. Snyder offers. His stock of
groceries is always fresh, while his store is filled with dry and fancy goods,
clothing, boots and shoes, furniture, carpets, oil cloth, etc. Wood and coal are
also especial features. Courteous clerks are in attendance and prompt delivery
system is assured. Mr. Snyder began business in a very small way in 1880 in
the store now occupied by the local tailor. In 1890 Mr. Race was admitted to
partnership, and after twenty years Mr. Snyder again became sole proprietor.
Me has without doubt the most metropolitan store in Housatonic.
F. M. MOORE, The People's Pharmacy,
E. Main Street, Housatonic, Mass.
A leading and finely stocked pharmacy of the Berkshires is that conducted
by Air. Frederick M. Moore, of Housatonic. This popular and largely patron-
ized drug store has always met all requirements of the people and gained a
reputation for the carrying of pure drugs, chemicals and all druggists' supplies
of the highest quality. Special features are the filling of physicians' prescrip-
tions, the carrying of large and select lines of toiiet goods and preparations,
souvenirs, etc. Mention should be made also of sporting goods, watches, jew-
elry, fishing tackle, paints and oils. The drug department is under the personal
supervision of Mr. Moore, who has gained a widespread reputation for accuracy.
The People's Pharmacy is one of the standard institutions of Housatonic and
was founded by Mr. Moore in 1888, and is located on East Main Street.
Episcopal Church, Sheffield.
WILLOW BROOK DAIRY, INC.,
Milk and Its By-Products,
"Certified Milk" Produced at Our "Mahopac Farms,"
Executive Offices, 209 Washington Street, Mount Vernon, N. Y.
Frank Percy, Manager, Sheffield, Mass.
The pronounced success of the Willow Brook Dairy Creamery affords an-
other proof of the truth of that familiar saying, "There is always room at the
top." This concern are very extensive dealers in milk, cream and buttermilk
and manufacturers of butter, and the decided magnitude of their business is
chiefly due to the uniformly superior quality of the articles dealt in. It is true
they are in a position to meet all honorable competition in tjie matter of prices,
but it is nevertheless a fact that the main factor in their success is thorough
conviction on the part of the people that suppii.es furnished by the Willow
Brook Dairy Creamery are sure to lie the best which the market affords. The
premises utilized have a commanding situation and are a model in every detail
of healthfulness and convenience, This creamery was established in 1901, the
milk being obtained from the sanitary dairies of this section. Their plant at
Mahopac Farm, Baldwin Place, N. Y., turns out a certified milk which is highly
commended and is sold mostly in New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon and the Pel-
hams. Mr. Percy has been manager here since 1910 and for three years pre-
viously was at New Rochelle, though practically he has been in the dairy busi-
ness all his life.
Methodist Church, Sheffield.
George G. Peck, Proprietor,
Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.
It is safe to say that everybody who is at all acquainted with Sheffield is
also more or less familiarly acquainted with Elmhurst Inn, for this is an old
established place, dating to 1899, that has a widespread reputation and is very
highly regarded. The proprietor, Mr. George G. Peck, has been very successful
in conducting it so as to combine all the best features of home and hotel life.
Elmhurst is conveniently located on Main Street, has accommodations for forty-
live people, and is so arranged and equipped as to make it a very pleasant place
of residence. The most attractive feature is, of course, the table, for here one
lias practically all the good things of life that are in season, and the cooking is
very far superior to that which one is in the habit of getting at the average inn.
Mr. Peck is now desirous of retiring from hotel life and will sell Elmhurst, with
it- forty acres, for $15,000. As Sheffield is a license town there is certainly a
golden opportunity awaiting the party who becomes the owner of this beautiful
hostlery in the Berkshires.
Congregational Church, Sheffield
W. D. FRENCH,
General Merchandise, Flour, Feed, Hardware, Etc., Real Estate,
Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.
There is no denying the fact that the store of Mr, W. D. French is one of
the standard institutions of Sheffield, for it was established in 1885 and is favor-
ably known to all residents and to those who live for many miles around. Mr.
French carries an attractive stock of general merchandise, it being made up of
goods obtained from the most reliable sources, and is constantly being renewed
so as to be always up-to-date in every department. Here also one can obtain
hardware, paints, oils, furniture, dry goods, boots and shoes, besides flour, feed
and grain. It is not to be wondered at that an extensive business is dune and
that the trade grows greater each year. Mr. French takes an active interest in
all matters pertaining to Sheffield's best interests and is the recognized real
estate authority in the town. He has many properties on his lists which he will
be pleased to show to those interested.
ALICE R. CASSIDY,
Old Stone Store, Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.
The millinery establishment conducted by Miss Alice R. Cassidy has a much
more than local reputation, as is evidenced by the fact that it receives an ex-
tensive patronage from those who are not residents of Sheffield. Its widespread
popularity is the legitimate result of the offering of inducements which appeal
alike to those who want the best, regardless of cost, and those who appreciate
true art in millinery but are in a position where it is advisable to strive to make
every dollar go as far as possible. The premises utilized are in the old stone
store, and the facilities are such as to enable custom work to be done at short
notice and at the lowest rates consistent with the attainment of satisfactory
results. The stock is representative of the best obtainable in all standard grades
and is comprehensive enough to admit of all tastes and purses being suited.
Miss Cassidy opened her millinery parlors on March 30, 1903.
Friendly Union, Sheffield.
GEORGE J. MORRIS,
Birch Street, Sheffield, Mass.
The activities of Mr. George J. Morris include plumbing, tinning, gasfitting
and heating. He has done and is doing a large amount of work and has gained
a well established prestige, as he uses only the best of material and workman-
ship, all work being done under his close personal supervision and the same high
standard of execution being steadily maintained. The heating apparatus installed
by Mr. Morris represents the latest advances in that line and consequently is
unequalled in its combination of efficiency and economy of maintenance. Such
of our readers as are contemplating having plumbing done would best serve their
own interests by communicating with him. Established in June, 1908, Air.
.Morris' business has steadily increased in volume so that now he requires the
services of several assistants. He has a large and well equipped workshop on
Birch Street and has the facilities to do any sized job.
Horseshoeing, General Jobbing and Carriage Repairing,
Among the best known and most reliable horseshoers and general black-
smiths of this section must be included Mr. Sidney Joslyn, maintaining a modern
and well equipped shop in Sheffield. Mr. Joslyn became established last fall, and
has steadily advanced in prestige and patronage so that to-day bis list of patrons
is greater than ever before. Blacksmithing in all its branches is executed, a
specialty being made of scientific horseshoeing. He knows the needs of every
horse, and is very particular that horses with tender feet should receive the
attention they so much deserve. Mr. Joslyn also does carriage repairing, ironing,
etc., and in the latter capacity lias no superior between Pittsfield and Canaan.
Berkshire School, Sheffield.
Main Street, Looking North, Sheffield.
Groceries, Feed, Coal, Etc.,
The grocery store conducted by Dunham Bros., of Sheffield,
is one of the most widely known enterprises of its kind in Shef-
field. From the very beginning the policy of the Dunham Bios,
has been to cater to the most discriminating trade, and so suc-
cessful have they been that to-day they number many of that
class among their regular customers. Such being the case, it is
hardly necessary to add that they make it an invariable rule to
obtain their supplies from the most reliable sources, to keep
their stock fresh, attractive and up-to-date and to handle only
such goods as are known to be leaders in their especial line.
Dunham Bros, also handle coal, thoroughly screened; also feed,
gram, etc. The firm of Dunham Bros, was founded in iqio, and
they certainly obtain a good share of the local trade. The busi-
ness was founded in 1888 by the late Frank Dunham, and on
his death, two years ago, the sons succeeded to the business.
GEORGE A. SCOTT, Ph.G.,
Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Souvenir Cards, Stationery, Newspapers,
Magazines, Choicest Confectionery, Imported and Domestic Cigars,
Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.
Mr. George A. Scott has been in the drug business in Sheffield since 1007, so
if it is true that "experience is the best teacher'' lie therefore ought to be thor-
oughly well informed concerning that very important branch of trade. It may
be depended upon that the drugs, medicines, etc., furnished by Mr. Scott are
fully up to the standard in every respect. His establishment is centrally located.
is spacious, well equipped and carefully managed. Particular attention is paid
to the compounding of physicians' prescriptions, and the facilities are such as to
assure prompt service as well as the use of fresh and pure ingredients, while
the charges are as low as are consistent with the use of the best material.
Scott's pharmacy has a full line of toilet articles, rubber goods, confectionery,
and a sanitary soda fountain is operated. Mr. Scott has had an experience of
fourteen years in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Albany College of
MILES H. DUNHAM,
Auto Garage, Bicycles, Etc.,
A garage that is highly commended by automobilists is that conducted by
Mr. Miles H. Dunham, of Sheffield. It is equipped as to afford every facility
for storage, supplies and repairs, and the charges are as low as are consistent
with the rendering of a service which is thoroughly acceptable to those who
appreciate genuine merit. The garage has a full line of auto supplies, made up
of goods obtained from the most reliable sources, and therefore are sure to
prove precisely as represented. Cars are to be hired by the hour, day or week,
and in case of a breakdown Mr. Dunham has an emergency car for such pur-
poses. He is agent for new and second hand autos, also bicycles and motor-
cycles, and can also supply one with gasoline engines, motors and dynamos. He
is also a plumber and heating engineer and has installed many systems in resi-
dences here and vicinity. Mr. Dunham started in the plumbing business in 1895,
and after a time turned his attention to autos, and has gained a reputation as a
repairer of no mean order. He is local representative for the Maxwell and
Columbia automobiles and the Sampson truck, and his garage has a capacity
of twentv-five cars.
A. M. LITTLE, Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., Main Street, Sheffield, Mass.
The business carried on by Mr. A. M. Little, of Sheffield, owes its great
popularity to many things, but they are all summed up in the words "it pays to
buy from Little." That is the whole story in a nutshell. The limitations of
space forbid our going into detail or to the magnitude and variety of the stock,
the excellence of the goods of which it is composed, the positive certainty that
goods bought at Little's will prove precisely as represented, and the promptitude
and intelligence of the service to customers. Suffice to say Mr. Little has a
store which would do credit to a much larger town. Besides a full line of
groceries and dry goods, he keeps on hand gent's furnishings, kitchen and house-
furnishings, bedding, gasoline, souvenir cards, etc. Mr. Little succeeded his
father in 1876, the business dating back to the thirties, and that his store is
popular is conclusively demonstrated by the magnitude of the business and its
steady and rapid growth. Mr. Little was burned out in 1905 and has been at
his present location since the following year.
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F. A. Baker, Proprietor,
At the Gateway to the Berkshires, Canaan, Conn.
any natural advantages of this section are supplementeJ
truly be called "the best hotel service in New Eng-
land," and the Canfield, o( I tan, Conn., is certainly entitled to
share of the n the perfection of that service,
a- - acknowledged i have few equals and no superiors in its
especial line. Evidently the proprietor, Mr. F. A. Baker, appre-
ciates th< fad that eating i> one of the chief enjoyments of hotel
life, tor the tabic is most excellent, and the Canfield lias a spa-
cious, airy dining room winch is very cool and comfortable.
Everything here is new. and rooms in suite may he obtained with
baths, ["he rates are reasonable and permancnts and transients
arc accommodated. An extensive and select patronage i- enjoyed
and the prosperity of the house is certainly well deserved. Vuto-
mobile parties find this an ideal place to stop. Mr. Bakei las
been proprietor of this modern hostelry since the fall of [907.
East Main Street, Canaan, Conn.
GARRET DE HART,
Carriage and Wagon Painter, Carpenter
An important operating wagon painter of this sec-
tion is Mr. Garret De Hart, of Canaan. He is consid-
ered second to none in reliability and proficiency of ser-
vice, and bis business has steadily advanced in volume
since he became established in lyn. Auto, wagon and
carriage painting are especial features, and it is a fact
that he retains all his patrons, as they are thoroughly
satisfied with his work. Mr. IX- Hart can make a car-
riage or wagon in its entirety and is credited with being
a builder of no mean order. In fact, he is an all around
hand\' man. for besides being an electrical engineer, he
can do carpenter or machine work. He has resided in
Canaan since 1 S74. his native city being New Bruns-
wick, N. J.
Mrs. K. C. W. Abbe, Proprietress,
Under the proprietorship of Mrs. K. C. W. Abbe the Wangum is rapidly
building up an extensive and select patronage. The present day Wangum is a
decidedly up-to-date establishment, presenting a bill of fare so varied and com-
plete as to include all seasonable dishes, and with first class cooking and prompt
and courteous service it is not to be wondered at that this house under its
present management is very warmly recommended by all who give it a trial.
The rooms are large, the Wangum is equipped in a 1912 manner and is con-
veniently located and is open all the year. Special rates are given by the week
or month. Automobilists and fishing parties find there is no better place along
the whole Housatonic Valley to put up at than at this popular hostlery. The
Wangum has been under the present efficient proprietorship since 1003.
G. H. TRIESCHMAN,
Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing, Wagon Work, Etc.,
Shop near Canaan Garage, Canaan, Conn.
Mr. G. 11. Trieschman is a blacksmith in the truest sense of the word and
can turn his hand to anything in his line. For eighteen years he has been
established in business, and during this tenure of years has enjoyed a patronage
not only large but select. He is a practical horseshoer and understands the
needs of man's best friend, anci when a particular job is required many patronize
Mr. Trieschman exclusively. He keeps an assistant, and work is done not only
promptly but skilfully. General jobbing and wagon work are especial features,
and as a carriage repairer he has a fame not bounded by the limits of the town.
Mr. Trieschman's shop is conveniently located, near the Canaan Garage, where
he solicits the patronage of those desiring the best of work.
Broker, Timber Lands, Mineral Lands, Coal Lands, Agent
Banking Co., Stocks and Bonds,
Office, The Wangum,
Competent and impartial judges agree that there is no portion
of Connecticut or Massachusetts which affords better opportunities
for safe and profitable investment in real estate than can be found
in this vicinity. It is necessary to exercise skill in selection, and
in this connection it is pertinent to make mention of the facilities
offered by Mr. Thomas Abbe, whose office is located at the Wan-
gum. Mr. Abbe is thoroughly familiar with past and present realty
valuer, for he has had many years' experience, and is in a position
to give expert guidance as to probable future values. He makes a
specialty of village and farm property and has the cream of such
properties on his list. 'Phone 92 — 2 for all real estate informa-
tion, for Mr. Abbe will be only too pleased to answer all inquiries.
Granite Avenue, Canaan, Conn.
Main Street. Canaan.
Granger Hill. Canaan, Cow.
High Water at Canaan, Conn.
GEORGE R. WILCOX,
Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing and Woodworking,
Railroad Street, Canaan, Conn.
This is an age in which expert service is demanded along all lines of impor-
tant work. In the horseshoeing and general blacksmith lings it is given by the
widely known and largely operating blacksmith shop of Mr. George R.
Wilcox, who has a modern and adequately equipped shop on Railroad Street.
The business was established by the father of Mr. Wilcox many years ago, he
succeeding his father in 1877, and he has always met all demands in scientific
and correct horseshoeing, including the most particular of fine horses. Horses
with diseased hoof, interfering horses, etc., are given particular attention. He
is also an experienced carriage worker and repairer, and is not only neat in his
work, but prompt in the filling of commissions. Mr. Wilcox is considered an
authority on horses and his judgment is often requested by those in doubt. His
shop is thoroughly equipped, having an electric motor which runs band saws,
circular saws, drills, lathes and a grind stone. The area covered is 39x46 feet.
CANAAN'S FIREPROOF GARAGE
G. M. Bullock, Proprietor,
Telephone Connection, Automobile Livery, Open
Day and Night, Member A. A. A. and C. A. A.,
Canaan's Fireproof Garage, Mr. G. M. Bullock, proprietor, is
favorably spoken of by all who have given it triah; for it is a spa-
cious, well appointed, skilfully managed establishment, and car
owners find that it pays in the best sense of the word to make use
of the facilities offered. The proprietor is one uT the best known
business men of Canaan, who for years has been engaged 111 the
coal and expressage business and is one who insists upon every-
thing being kept fully up to the mark in an establishment with
which his name is identified. He has one of the best repair shops
in the State and has as foreman an experienced machinist from
the Western Massachusetts Construction Co. Mr. Bullock deals
in automobiles, has an auto livery, and also deals in supplies in
general. He has been connected with this garage since August 1,
191 1, and it is open from April 15 to December 1. Mr. Bullock
is a member of the A. A. A. and C. A. A.
A. J. WIGGLESWORTH & CO.
Sanitary Engineers, Heating, Tinning, Stoves and
Ranges, Tinware and Hardware, Fine Plumbing
Store and Shop, Railroad Street, Canaan, C< in.
The business conducted by A. J. Wigglesworth & Co. is one of the largest
of its kind in this vicinity, and so many exceptional inducements are offered
to customers that it is not to be wondered at that they consider this store to be
headquarters for the goods dealt in. They include hardware of all kinds,
heaters, Glenwood ranges, tools, etc. This firm can furnish and install boilers,
and are prepared to do heating work in all its branches under a guarantee of
satisfaction. The business also includes plumbing, steam and gas fitting, tinning,
sheet iron and gutter work, the facilities being such as to assure the prompt
filling of even the most extensive or difficult orders. The business dates back
many years, A. J. Wigglesworth & Co. succeeding G. P. Strong May 15, 1907.
They employ a force of efficient, intelligent workmen and have installed systems
in the residences of many of our most particular citizens.